Ghostly Greens

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

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 15
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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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