Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Green Grapes Goat Cheese Crouton Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 red lettuce head
1 cup green seedless grapes, cut into bite sizes
1 cup crispy croutons
6 ounces goat cheese, cut into discs

Break lettuce leaves into big pieces with your hands into a salad bowl. Arrange the rest of the salad ingredients. Just before serving drizzle with the balsamic vinaigrette.  

1 cup bread (stale) of choice, cut into bite sizes
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F

Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Bake until crispy and a golden color (about 5 to 10 minutes). Keep a watchful eye on the oven so as not to burn the croutons.

Balsamic Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon raw brown sugar
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 extra virgin olive oil.

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend to fully combine and thick. 


Sunny said...

Love this. So simple and sounds so delicious!

Mia said...

Thanks Sunny. I like simple salads. Almonds goes really well with this too.

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