Truffle Oil Salad

For this versatile side-dish salad, you pick the topping that best suits your family's time and tastes.

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
20 mins
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Truffle Oil Salad

Ingredients
1/4
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons salad oil
2
tablespoons truffle oil*, sesame oil, or walnut oil
2
teaspoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
6
cups torn mixed salad greens
2
medium unpeeled tart red apples, such as Braeburn or Jonathan, cut into thin wedges or strips
1
turnip, peeled and cut into thin strips
3/4
cup croutons, 1 recipe Cheese Cups (see below), and/or 1 recipe Goat Cheese Slices (see below) (optional)
2
tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a screw-top jar combine rice vinegar, lemon juice, salad oil, truffle oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cover; shake to mix thoroughly.
  2. Divide salad greens among 6 plates. Arrange apples and turnip over greens. Sprinkle walnuts atop. Shake dressing and drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon dressing. Refrigerate remaining dressing for another use. If desired, arrange croutons, Cheese Cups, and/or Goat Cheese Slices on plate with salad. Makes 6 side-dish servings. (Nutrition facts are per serving without cheese garnish.)

From the Test Kitchen

*

Truffle oil is available at food specialty stores and from food mail-order companies. This recipe may be halved to serve 2 or 3.

Goat Cheese Slices

Ingredients

4
ounces semisoft goat cheese
2
tablespoons snipped fresh tarragon or dillweed or teaspoons dried tarragon or dillweed, crushed

Directions

  1. Cut 4 ounces semisoft goat cheese into 6 slices. Coat the cheese slices with 2 tablespoons snipped fresh tarragon or dillweed or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon or dillweed, crushed. Makes 6 slices.

Cheese Cups

Ingredients

2
ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4
cup shredded Havarti cheese such as dill or other herb flavor, or smoked cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened, and 1/4 cup shredded Havarti cheese, such as dill or other herb flavor, or smoked cheddar cheese (1 ounce) together until combined. Fill each pastry cup with about 1 teaspoon of cheese filling. Place filled cups on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until hot and cheese has softened. Serve warm. Makes 12 cups.
  2. Make-Ahead Tip:
  3. After filling cups with cheese, cover and chill until serving time. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 5 to 7 minutes or until hot and cheese has softened.

Nutrition Facts

(Truffle Oil Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 74 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 76 mg sodium,
  • 7 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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