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Grape Tomato and Mâche Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Mâche is a tender, sweet lettuce cultivated in France since the 17th century. Here, mâche is paired with juicy grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella for a wintertime take on an Italian summer favorite.

Ingredients: 

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Crostini

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12 thin slices French baguette or country bread
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2 Tbs. olive oil

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Salad

Ingredients: 

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4 cups mache (about 5 oz.)
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1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
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2 tsp. balsamic vinegar, divided
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2 cups halved grape tomatoes
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2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
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1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp.)
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9 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced

Instructions: 

To make Crostini:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush bread with oil. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet, and toast in oven 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

To make Salad:

2. Toss mâche in serving bowl with 1 Tbs. oil and 1 tsp. vinegar. Toss together tomatoes, basil, garlic, 1 tsp. oil and 1 tsp. vinegar in separate bowl.

3. Arrange mozzarella slices on mâche. Drizzle with remaining 1 tsp. oil.

4. Spoon tomato mixture into center of salad. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crostini.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
281
Protein: 
7 g
Total Fat: 
13 g
Saturated Fat: 
4.5 g
Carbohydrates: 
36 g
Cholesterol: 
15 mg
Sodium: 
347 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
9 g
Yield: 
Serves 6