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Italian Salad with Basil and Homemade Croutons


  • Italian Salad with Basil

  • 1 lb mixed baby greens cleaned and dried

  • 1 bunch or 2 bunches fresh baby Arugula cleaned and dried

  • 0.5 Red Onion sliced thinly

  • 1 large bunch of fresh basil leaf

  • 0.5 cup Pine Nut

  • 100 g wedge Parmesan Cheese

  • Homemade Croutons

  • 1 Baguette cut into 1-inch cubes

  • Olive Oil for drizzling

  • 2 teaspoons dried Oregano or basil

  • Salt & Pepper

  • The Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon any type of Mustard

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Salt & Pepper


  • Italian Salad with Basil:

  • 1.

    Place salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Shave the Parmesan cheese over the greens with a vegetable peeler.

  • Homemade Croutons:

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • 2.

    Place bread cubes in a large bowl and drizzle thoroughly with olive oil.

  • 3.

    Add dried herb, salt and pepper and toss well.

  • 4.

    Pour onto a baking sheet and toast in oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  • The Dressing:

  • 1.

    Place all dressing ingredients into a small jar and shake well until emulsified.

  • 2.

    Alternatively, place in a small bowl, and whisk well until emulsified.

  • 3.

    Put some croutons on top of the salad. Pour the dressing and toss together well.

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