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Arugula and Cherry Tomato Salad with Avocado and Croutons

 
Arugula and Cherry Tomato Salad with Avocado and Croutons
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Juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes, peppery arugula, crunchy cucumber and creamy avocado are tossed with a light and tasty vinaigrette. An ideal summer salad.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

12

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 pint cherry tomatoes
halved
*
1 each english cucumber
sliced into half moon slices
*
1 each avocados
cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 cups arugula (roquette)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
fresh
Croutons:
2 slices bread
sandwich bread, white or whole wheat
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
Vinaigrette:
4 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 small garlic cloves
crushed or minced
*
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

To make the croutons:

Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes.

In a bowl, toss the bread cubes with olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to taste.

Place the cubes on a baking sheet.

Toast the bread in a 350℉ (180℃) F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bread cubes becomes golden brown and crunchy.

Transfer to a small bowl and let cool. Set aside.

To make the vinaigrette:

Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and black pepper in a small bowl until well blended.

To make the salad:

In a large bowl, toss the arugula with half of the dressing.

Divide among 4 serving plates.

Add the cherry tomatoes and cucumbers into the same large bowl and toss with remaining dressing until well coated.

Top each greens with equal amount of seasoned cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, avocado cubes and croutons.

Serve and enjoy!

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

over 5 years

A very light, tasty and refreshing salad! Made it for dinner yesterday, and I enjoyed it. Juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, croutons and creamy avocado gave the salad different textures and flavors; the vinaigrette worked very well with these fresh vegetables.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 114g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30782% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 9% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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