Garlic Crouton Cups With Pesto Caesar and Parmesan Crisps
By Dole on April 11, 2011
Photo by Dole
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Photo by Dole
About This Recipe
"Try this unique and delicious take on a traditional Caesar Salad."
firm white bread, crusts removed
olive oil or
olive oil flavored cooking spray
fresh ground black pepper
DOLE Hearts of Romaine, chopped
pine nuts, toasted
Pesto Caesar Salad Dressing
fresh lemon juice
garlic cloves, pressed
grated parmesan cheese
prepared pesto sauce
shredded parmesan cheese, divided
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
Brush or spray each slice of bread lightly with olive oil. Combine garlic salt and dried basil. Sprinkle mixture over both sides of the bread. Season each with pepper.
Flatten bread slightly with rolling pin. Gently press each slice into a muffin cup, allowing edges to hang over cup.
Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven; cool.
For the Pesto Caesar Salad Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients until blended. Toss with DOLE Hearts of Romaine. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Toss lettuce with dressing; spoon into Garlic Crouton Cups.
For the Parmesan Crisps: Heat oven to 350 degrees F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mound Parmesan in 1/2 teaspoonfuls on the prepared sheet. Bake 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Let cool 1 minute.
Garnish with toasted pine nuts and a Parmesan Crisp. Serve immediately.
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