Spring Greens With Toasted Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

Another recipe I am posting for safe keeping, from Land O Lakes Cookbook. Warm, soft melted cheese complements a green salad laced with fresh herb leaves.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing or 12 cup honey mustard dressing
  • 12 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 18 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) package monterey jack cheese, cut into 18 (or Chedarella or Co-Jack Cheese)
  • 7 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 cup fresh herb (such as parsley, basil, mint or cilantro)
  • 34 cup cherry tomatoes


  1. Heat oven to 400°F Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place 1/4 cup dressing in shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and garlic salt in another shallow bowl. Dip each piece of cheese into dressing; shake off excess dressing. Coat with bread crumbs. Place cheese onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or just until soft. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.)
  3. Arrange salad greens, herbs and tomatoes on 6 individual salad plates. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Place 3 cubes toasted cheese on each salad. Serve immediately.
  4. TIP: The crumb-coated cheese cubes can be made well ahead of time. Refrigerate, covered on baking sheet or in a covered container. Bake just before serving.


Most Helpful

I can't rate this fairly as I had to change too much. I used recipe#13228 which is delicious, white rice flour instead of bread crumbs to be gluten and yeast free, but that does not work well, extra garlic salt, reduced fat mozzarella instead of the other cheeses called for which also did not work but it was what I had on hand, I used all the fresh herbs mentioned except basil and used lovely red tomatoes though they were not cherry type. For our diet this just doesn't work. Made for Please Review My Recipe: from 14 August 2011 ~

UmmBinat September 03, 2011

What a great topping for a salad. I loved it. I used Jalapeno Havarti dipped in Honey Mustard dressing and buttered Panko crumbs. I also added some dried parsley to the crumbs. This is very special. I did use more than three pieces for my salad though. ;) Honoured to make this as a "Thank You" for voting for Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition.

Diana #2 April 23, 2010

I love this salad! The toasted cheese was such a nice, tasty treat! Thanks, diner! Made for PRMR tag.

Realtor by day, Chef by night November 14, 2009

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