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Melon and Herb Bread Salad

Makes: 6 to 8 servings Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 375° 10 mins to 12 mins
Melon and Herb Bread Salad
Ingredients
  • 2 6  inches  pita bread rounds, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  sesame seeds
  • 5  ounces  mixed baby greens (4 to 5 cups)
  • 1/2  cup  fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4  cup  fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2  cups  cubed seedless watermelon and/or cantaloupe
  • 1  medium cucumber, sliced (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2  cup  sliced red onion
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled feta cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  pomegranate seeds
  • 1  Recipe  Lemon Vinaigrette
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange pita bread pieces on a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In a bowl whisk together olive oil, thyme, sesame seeds, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Drizzle mixture over pita pieces; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and crisp, stirring once.

2. On a large platter arrange greens, mint, parsley, melon, cucumber, and red onion. Sprinkle with cheese and pomegranate seeds. Top with pita chips. Pour Lemon Vinaigrette over all; toss to coat.

Lemon Vinaigrette
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons  pomegranate juice
  • 2  tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 4  teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2  teaspoon  honey
Directions

1. In a screw-top jar combine olive oil, pomegranate juice, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and honey. Cover; shake well.

Nutrition Facts (Melon and Herb Bread Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 228,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 11,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 21,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 923,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 352,
  • Potassium (mg) 264,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Lemon Vinaigrette)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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