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Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pears, and Homemade Croutons

Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp basil olive oil
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella pearls
  • Croutons to taste (recipe link above)
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Frans Vinaigrette recipe link above

Instructions

  • Prepare Fran's Simple Vinaigrette - see recipe link above. Cover with a lid or saran wrap; set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Prepare the Garlic and Herb Homemade Croutons - see recipe link above. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the grape tomatoes into the baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and minced garlic then season with sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat the tomatoes evenly.
  • Place into the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and place them on a plate to cool.
  • Place the romaine lettuce and mixed greens into a serving bowl. Top with the cooled roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and toasted pinenuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, to taste; mix well until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.