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A Match Made in (Side Salad) Heaven!

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The juicy crunch of romaine and the peppery notes of arugula make a great match in the salad bowl. Tossed with our creamy, tangy low-fat Asiago Vinaigrette, the greens don't need many other adornments. Here we've suggested adding toasted walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes, two ingredients that marry well with the cheese-based dressing. Very tasty!

This vinaigrette is a bit like a Caesar dressing in flavor, so it substitutes well into similar recipes. Note that it needs about 4 hours in the refrigerator for its flavors to develop, so it can save time to make it the day before. It's worth the wait! The recipe makes about 2/3 cup of dressing, so you’ll have some left over to enjoy later.

  • Romaine and Arugula Salad with Asiago Vinaigrette

  • Serves 4  |  Dressing time:  15 mins + 4 hours refrigeration / Salad time: 10 mins
     
  • Ingredients

    3 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Hearts of Romaine or Romaine Hearts
    2 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Arugula
    3/4 cup Walnut pieces (toasted)
    1/3 cup Sundried tomatoes (cut into thin strips, julienned)
    Asiago cheese (shaved, as garnish)
     
    ASIAGO VINAIGRETTE:
    1 teaspoon Minced shallot
    1/4 teaspoon Minced garlic
    2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup Finely grated Asiago cheese
    1/2 cup Nonfat plain yogurt
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
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  • Directions

  • To make the dressing, place the shallot, garlic and oil in a small food processor or blender and pulse to combine. Add the cheese and yogurt and process until the dressing is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the dressing is too thick, thin with a tablespoon or two of cold water.
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  • Transfer the dressing to a clean container, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before using (or overnight) to allow the flavors to develop.
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  • When you’re ready to make the salad, place the romaine and arugula in a large bowl and toss to combine. Add about 1/4 cup of the dressing and toss to coat, adding more dressing as desired. Add the walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes and toss again. Garnish with shaved Asiago and serve immediately.
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  • Per serving: Calories 270, Fat 23 grams, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 290 mg, Carbohydrates 9 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Sugars 5 grams, Protein 9 grams.
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  • Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 20%, Iron 10%.

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