nutritional information

Per Tartine:

  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg
  • Sodium: 442 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 12 g

Taleggio Tartines with Grape, Watercress, and Red Onion Salad

Taleggio Tartines with Grape, Watercress, and Red Onion Salad

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Taleggio is a rich cheese that melts easily. In Italy, it's often paired with salads of spicy greens or served with fresh grapes, which is why we put the combinations together in these open-faced sandwiches.
  • 2¼ tsp. sherry vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ tsp. agave syrup
  • 1Tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 oz. Taleggio cheese
  • 4 ½-inch-thick slices walnut bread, lightly toasted
  • 4 cups watercress or arugula
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved

1. To make Vinaigrette: Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and agave syrup in small bowl. Whisk in oil, stir in red onion, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Let stand 10 minutes.

2. To make Tartines: Preheat broiler. Spread 3 Tbs. cheese on each piece of toast, and broil 1 minute, or until cheese is melted.

3. Remove onion from Vinaigrette. Toss onion with watercress and grapes. Add 1 Tbs. Vinaigrette to salad, and toss to coat. Top each bread slice with 1¼ cups salad, and serve.

September 2009 p.57

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This was delicious and pretty. I used arugula and soy cheese (jack style, Daiya brand) along with fresh walnut raisin bread from the farmer's market. The only adjustment I would make is to double the bread slices. There was enough salad to top at least eight slices. Also, I found it all but impossible to keep the grapes on top while eating the sandwiches -- so it might be better to just serve most of them on the side.

J M - 2014-09-26 00:22:46

This recipe is fabulous! It was so satisfying...the cheese melts perfectly and it is a great flavor combination with creamy, nutty cheese, sweet grapes, and fresh watercress. A new favorite for sure.

Abigail - 2011-11-30 23:26:21