by Lauren Chattman
Winter Salad With Homemade Croutons
Take a break from comfort foods and enjoy this light, seasonal salad.
Bonus: Thanks to a nifty technique (cooking with cereal), these croutons take less time to prepare than those from your average crouton recipe.
Winter Salad With Homemade Croutons Recipe
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 cups Kellogg's Smart Start cereal
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
6 cups arugula
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine cereal and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a zipper-lock bag and shake to coat.
Add salt, pepper and orange zest and shake again.
In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, pear slices, goat cheese, cranberries and pecans.
Drizzle with oil and lemon juice and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with croutons, toss again and serve.
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