Ghostly Greens

Ghostly Greens

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

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

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)
  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.
Makes 12 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Apple orchard gift shops or specialty food stores are great places to look for small Halloween-shaped cutters.
Substitution
Red wine vinegar can be substituted for the balsamic vinegar in the dressing.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.