Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons

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Makes:
12 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Roast:
20 mins 425°F
Stand:
15 mins
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Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons

Ingredients
4
sweet peppers
10
cups torn mixed greens
1/2
cup small fresh sage leaves, tearing large leaves
1/2
cup fresh herb flowers
2
cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1
recipe Sage Croutons, recipe below
1
recipe Apple Cider Vinaigrette, recipe below

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.* Halve peppers lengthwise; remove stems, seeds, and veins. Place pepper halves, cut side down, on foil-lined baking sheet. Roast 20 to 25 minutes. Enclose peppers in foil; let stand about 15 minutes or until cool. Use a sharp knife to gently loosen and remove skins. Cut peppers in bite-size strips.
  2. In a large salad bowl combine greens, sage, herb flowers, tomatoes, pepper strips, and sage croutons; toss with about half the vinaigrette; pass remaining. Makes 12 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*

If you have a gas range, you can put each pepper on a long handled fork and roast directly over flame, turning until all sides are browned. Wrap before peeling, as above.

Sage Croutons

Ingredients

4
cups baguette (about 8 ounces bread)
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons snipped fresh sage
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Tear baguette in enough bite-size pieces to equal 4 cups. In large bowl toss bread with olive oil, sage, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Spread in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned, stirring once.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Ingredients

2/3
cup cider vinegar
1/3
cup olive oil
1
tablespoon stone ground mustard
1
tablespoon honey
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. In screw-top jar combine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, honey, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Shake to combine.

Nutrition Facts

(Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons)
    Per serving:
  • 128 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 217 mg sodium,
  • 16 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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