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Autumn Harvest Salad with Bacon and Whipped Fromage Blanc Crostini
Autumn Harvest Salad with Bacon and Whipped Fromage Blanc Crostini

Autumn Harvest Salad with Bacon and Whipped Fromage Blanc Crostini

1 Hr(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
40 Min(s) Cook
We're not gonna lie. Effort is required to make this Autumn Harvest Salad with Bacon and Whipped Fromage Blanc Crostini. Truth is, it's worth it.
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1 serving
Original recipe yields 1 serving
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
Pan cooking spray, as needed
2 large bunches Tuscan kale, stems removed and finely chopped
4 heads red endive, stem removed and cut in half
2 green onions, sliced thin on a bias
2 small tart apples, sliced thin
1 pear, small diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup walnuts, toasted and rough chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
1 loaf whole grain or pumpernickel bread, cut in to crostini
1/2 cup lightly chopped fresh herbs: basil, tarragon, parsley, chives
2 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lemon, zest only
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Let's Make It
For the Salad:
1
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees, meanwhile prepare 2 cookie sheets lined with foil and lightly spray with pan cooking spray
2
On one cookie sheet, evenly spread the Brussels sprouts and bacon and bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the Brussels sprouts are caramelized
3
In a large salad bowl, toss kale, endive, apple, pear, and cranberries
Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette:
4
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined, add to kale, endive, apple, pear, and cranberries. Toss.
5
Arrange the salad in the middle of a large platter, then top with the roasted Brussels sprouts, bacon and chopped walnuts
Crostini and Whipped Fromage Blanc Spread:
6
On the other cookie sheet, arrange crostini evenly and toast in the oven for 10 minutes or until the crostini are golden and crunchy
7
In a large mixing bowl, whip all the ingredients together by hand or with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Set Aside
8
Smear the crostini with Whipped Fromage Blanc
9
Arrange around the salad for a great presentation!
Kitchen Tips
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Nutrition
Calories
0
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 0g
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Serve Family Style for 8-12 guests
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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