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Mesclun with Grilled Onion, Apple, and Gruyère Cheese

Mesclun with Grilled Onion, Apple, and Gruyère Cheese

Cooking Light MARCH 1999

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 onion slices)


  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 6 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 1 cup sliced Fuji or Gala apple
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Gruyère cheese
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Carefully arrange 4 onion slices in skillet, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Wipe skillet; repeat procedure with remaining onion slices and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Combine salad greens, apple, and cheese. Combine water, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper; pour vinegar mixture over salad green mixture, tossing to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top each serving with onion slices.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 86
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.8g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 178mg
  • Calcium: 110mg

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