Skip Nav
Cooking Basics
20 Quick Summery Snacks With Only 3 Ingredients
Cooking Basics
How to Make Flower Cupcakes Straight From Magnolia Bakery
Dinner
10 Dinner Options That Are Totally Worth It to Meal Prep

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.

Join The Conversation
mollipop mollipop 10 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 10 years
Yummy! I love Cooking Light.
Tech Tech 10 years
Sounds yummy, thanks for the recipe.
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
Yum, yuo're killing me ... I'm starving and I havn't had lunch yet... . ... it looks amazing .. the salad.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Looks great! I always love a nice salad during the summer. Keep it light!
Vegetarian Recipes
Baked Zucchini Fry Recipe
Gelatin Is Made Out of What?
Sauteed Corn With Indian Spices
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds