echo echo's Note:
Adapted from a Gourmet Magazine recipe and tweaked quite a bit. The original called for a kind of chicory, a green I can't easily get and am not that fond of. I suggest that those who want a slightly bitter green use the chicory or escarole. I like it a lot with less bitter greens (sometimes I mix the romaine with mesclun or baby spring greens) and goat cheese packed in olive oil with basil leaves sold at the local farmer's market. If you can't get the oil-packed version (basil optional), blend the goat cheese with 1 Tbs olive oil.
My Private Note
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- 8 slices French bread, thin slices, sliced diagonally so slices are about 3 inches long (about 1/2-inch-thick)
- 1/2 cup goat cheese packed in olive oil and basil
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- 16 ounces romaine lettuce or 16 ounces chicory lettuce or 16 ounces escarole
- fresh ground pepper (optional)
- 1Make croutons: Spread cheese on 4 slices of bread and top with other 4 slices. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute cheese sandwiches in oil about 1 1/2 minutes per side until golden. Cut into small cubes.
- 2Make dressing: Whisk together vinegar through shallots. Gradually whisk in oil in a steady stream.
- 3In a large salad bowl, toss mesclun or other greens with croutons and dressing. Pass a pepper grinder at the table.
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Nutritional Facts for Salad With Goat-Cheese Croutons
Serving Size: 1 (189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 395.3
- Calories from Fat 173
- Total Fat 19.3 g
- Saturated Fat 2.8 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 535.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 47.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
- Sugars 1.1 g
- Protein 8.5 g
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goat cheese packed in olive oil and basil