Dress up a typical salad by using more refined greens, adding fresh herbs, and tossing it with high-quality olive oil and vinegar. Top the salad with warm slices of cheese-topped baguette. You can substitute chopped red onions for the shallots.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2003


Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

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4 servings (serving size: 2 cups salad and 2 toasts)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler.

  • To prepare toasts, arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly browned. Turn bread over; sprinkle each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese. Broil 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt.

  • To prepare vinaigrette, combine the shallots and vinegar in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add oil, salt, mustard, and pepper; stir well with a whisk.

  • To prepare salad, place salad greens and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently to combine. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, and toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 3.6g; cholesterol 4.8mg; iron 2.5mg; sodium 465mg; calcium 159mg.