Last week for 52 weeks of baking, YumSugar made cheese chips an undeniably easy taste treat. Warm, melted cheese that is crisped to perfection: how could anybody refuse? Several of you mentioned that you incorporate cheese chips into a very delectable salad. Cheese chips make a nice crunchy alternative to croutons. Pair this simple salad with grilled fish, meats, or seafood pasta. Stay away from pairing it with dishes that are heavy on cheese, you want to allow the flavorful cheese crisps to stand out. The basic vinaigrette is a classic that should be in every home cook's repertoire so get the recipe now and
Classic Vinaigrette, recipe follows
6 cups salad greens
2 cups radicchio
- To make the salad, coat a large salad bowl with some of the vinaigrette.
- Add the salad greens, radicchio, and Cheese Croutons. Toss to coat. Add additional dressing if desired. Serve.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 254(1% from fat); FAT 19g (sat 8g); PROTEIN 11mg; CHOLESTEROL 34mg; CALCIUM 297mg; SODIUM 563mg; FIBER 1g; CARBOHYDRATE 11g; IRON 1mg
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coarse-grain dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
- In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all the ingredients. Cover and shake vigorously.
- Leave the garlic in the dressing until ready to use, then remove and discard it.
Makes 1/3 cup.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 113(1% from fat); FAT 9g (sat 1g); PROTEIN 1mg; CHOLESTEROL 0mg; CALCIUM 4mg; SODIUM 317mg; FIBER 0g; CARBOHYDRATE 8g; IRON 0mg