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Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 20 mins Roast 425°F 20 mins Stand 15 mins
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
Bake 425° 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 4  cups  baguette (about 8 ounces bread)
  • 2 - 3  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.

Nutrition Facts (Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 128,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 1263,
  • vit. C (mg) 45,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 77,
  • sodium (mg) 217,
  • Potassium (mg) 306,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Sage Croutons)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Bake 425° 10 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 128,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 1263,
  • vit. C (mg) 45,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 77,
  • sodium (mg) 217,
  • Potassium (mg) 306,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Apple Cider Vinaigrette)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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