Mixed Greens with Fried Cheese

Hot cheese sticks top crisp and colorful greens for an unforgettable salad that goes from start to finish in 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

5
1/2-ounce block Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (from 8-ounce block)
2
tablespoons Italian dressing
1/4
cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
6
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens
1/4
cup Italian dressing
  • 1 Cut cheese block crosswise into twelve 1/4-inch-thick slices, 2 1/2x1 inch. Place 2 tablespoons dressing and the bread crumbs in separate small shallow bowls. Dip cheese slices into dressing, then coat completely with bread crumbs.
  • 2 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook cheese slices in skillet 1 to 2 minutes, gently turning once, until light golden brown and cheese is warm. Do not overcook or cheese will melt.
  • 3 Toss salad greens and 1/4 cup dressing; divide among 4 plates. Top each salad with 3 pieces of cheese. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Cut cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Cook cheese slices in skillet 1 to 2 minutes, gently turning once, until light golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.