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Greens & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Greens and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Almost a salad on a thick slice of toast, this bruschetta is a lovely way to start an elegant meal. It works as an accompaniment to a hearty main dish soup. Prepare right before serving so the greens donít wilt.

Servings: 4
Yield: 4 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (75g) arugula, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (75g) escarole, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (75g) endive, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs (30mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs (15mL) balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices Italian bread, preferably a coarse, country style bread, cut in thick slices
  • 3 oz (85g) Montrachet cheese (or any good quality goat cheese)

Directions

Place the greens and the oil and vinegar in a small bowl and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste, keeping in mind that the goat cheese can be very salty.

Toast bread by grilling on the stovetop or under the broiler.

Spread goat cheese evenly over the toasts. Place a mound of the dressed greens on top of the cheese. The amount of greens may vary, depending on the size of the bread. Itís okay to mound the greens.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories: 182
Calories from Fat: 110 (61%)

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 1204mg 50%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Protein 6g 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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