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Fast & Easy Dinner: Bistro Dinner Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Bistro Dinner Salad


Today is the first official day of summer and the perfect time to enjoy a big, green salad for dinner. Hearty and filling, salads are an excellent way to eat your daily vegetables and stay cool on a hot day as no oven/stove is necessary. Crisp greens, tangy homemade vinaigrette, and a poached egg (zapped in the microwave to make things easy on you) combine for a delicious and healthy meal. Pair with a chilled glass of white wine to ring in the sunny season: cheers to summer! This recipe is too good to pass up so bookmark it now and



Bistro Dinner Salad
From Cooking Light magazine

3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
4 large eggs
Cooking spray
8 cups gourmet salad greens
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
1 Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 (1-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted

  1. Place nuts in a small skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Break 1 egg into each of 4 (6-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave at high for 40 seconds or until set; let stand 1 minute. Remove eggs from cups; drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine walnuts, greens, blue cheese, and pear in a large bowl.
  4. Combine vinegar, oil, tarragon, and mustard in small bowl; stir with a whisk. Drizzle over greens mixture; toss gently.
  5. Arrange 2 cups salad mixture on each of 4 serving plates; top each serving with 1 egg and 1 toast slice.

Serves 4.

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mollipop mollipop 8 years
I'm all about summer salads. The more colorful, the better. This one looks great, and I like the idea of the poached egg.
clarkware clarkware 8 years
Yummy! I love Cooking Light.
Tech Tech 8 years
Sounds yummy, thanks for the recipe.
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 8 years
Yum, yuo're killing me ... I'm starving and I havn't had lunch yet... . ... it looks amazing .. the salad.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Looks great! I always love a nice salad during the summer. Keep it light!
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