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Cherry Tomato and Lettuce Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Croutons

 
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A quick easy and refreshing salad is ready in ten minutes or so. Sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes, lettuce, fresh mozzarella, mushrooms and crunchy croutons are tossed with a light and tasty lemon-olive oil dressing.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

12

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
fresh
1 small garlic cloves
freshly minced
*
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
6 cups romaine lettuce
torn into bite-sized pieces
*
1 cup cherry tomatoes
halved
2 each mushrooms, button
cleaned and thinly sliced
¼ cup black olives
pitted and sliced
*
½ cup mozzarella cheese
preferably fresh, torn into bite-sized pieces
*
½ cup croutons
store-bought or homemade

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parmesan, mustard, salt and black pepper to taste until well blended. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives and mozzarella cheese.

Pour the dressing over, and toss until evenly coated and well combined.

Divide the salad between the two serving plates.

Top each plate with croutons and serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 140g (4.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20473% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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