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Mixed Greens with Apples, Walnuts and Frico Garnish

This salad is garnished with an Italian specialty, frico, a crisp disk of melted cheese. The Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette dressing makes 1 & 1/2 cups, but you will need only 3/4 cup to dress this salad. Save the leftovers.

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This salad is garnished with an Italian specialty, frico, a crisp disk of melted cheese. The Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette dressing makes 1 & 1/2 cups, but you will need only 3/4 cup to dress this salad. Save the leftovers.

Servings
6

Ingredients

Lemon-oregano vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup olive oil

Mixed greens salad

  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 8 Tbs. Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette, divided
  • 2 tart green apples, quartered, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 6 Tbs. toasted walnuts
  • 6 frico (see recipe below)

Preparation

To make the Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette:

1. Whisk together the lemon juice, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Continue whisking while adding the olive oil in a steady stream, and beat until well blended. Whisk again just before serving.

To make the Mixed Greens Salad:

2. Put the greens into a large salad bowl, and toss with 6 tablespoons Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette. Arrange the greens on 6 individual plates. Toss the green apple slices with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette, and divide among the plates, arranging them in fans on one side of the plate. Divide the toasted walnuts among the plates, placing them in a strip down the middle. Crack each frico in half, and nestle the halves among the greens in a fan shape. Serve.

To make Frico:

You will need: 6 Tbs. shredded Montasio or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon shredded cheese onto the skillet in a 3-inch circle. Repeat with more cheese circles as space allows.

2. Cook the shredded cheese until all particles melt and the disk starts to brown, for about 4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, and allow the disks to cool slightly and to firm. Carefully slide each disk from the skillet, and set aside on a flat surface to cool completely. Repeat until all the cheese is used up, spraying the skillet as needed to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 220
  • Carbohydrate Content 9 g
  • Cholesterol Content 5 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 135 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g