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Truffle Oil Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Truffle Oil Salad
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  rice vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  salad oil
  • 2  tablespoons  truffle oil*, sesame oil, or walnut oil
  • 2  teaspoons  sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2  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
Makes: 6 servings
Yield: 6 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.

Nutrition Facts (Truffle Oil Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 74,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (RE) 185,
  • vit. C (mg) 15,
  • sodium (mg) 76,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cheese Cups
Makes: 12 servings
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.

Make-Ahead Tip::

2. 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 74,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (RE) 185,
  • vit. C (mg) 15,
  • sodium (mg) 76,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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