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Ghostly Greens

Top this healthy salad with deliciously ghoulish croutons. Cookie cutters make it easy.

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Croutons

1
1/2-inch Halloween-shaped cookie cutters
6
slices (1/2 inch thick) white or whole-grain bread
1 1/2
teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon garlic salt

Dressing

1
cup packed fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salad

2
bags (5 oz each) mixed spring greens
1
cup sliced and quartered English (seedless) cucumber
1
cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/3
cup sliced ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Using cutters, cut 4 shapes from each slice of bread. Place on cookie sheet; brush with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning and garlic salt; sprinkle over shapes. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in blender, place basil leaves, vinegar, sugar and salt. Cover; blend on high speed. Scrape sides. Add 1/4 cup oil; blend until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape sides.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss greens, cucumber, tomatoes and carrots with dressing. Top with feta cheese and croutons.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Apple orchard gift shops or specialty food stores are great places to look for small Halloween-shaped cutters.

Red wine vinegar can be substituted for the balsamic vinegar in the dressing.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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