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Recipe Corner: Fresh Greens with Red Grapes and Champagne Vinaigrette

May 28, 2010

This recipe serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots

1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

4 cups red or green leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces

2/3 apple, cored and sliced (peeling is optional)

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Cooking Instructions

For the vinaigrette:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well.
  2. Add the salt and pepper to taste.

For the salad:

  1. Toss the lettuce and apple with the vinaigrette in a bowl.
  2. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the walnuts and blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup of salad with 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette

Amount Per Serving

Calories 93

Protein 2 g

Total Carbohydrate 16 g

Dietary Fiber 2 g

Soluble Fiber 1 g

Insoluble Fiber 1 g

Sugar 14 g

Total Fat 4 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2 g

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