A delicious salad fancy enough to entertain with and easy enough to make for yourself for lunch. Try adding grilled chicken strips to make a meal out of it! Serve with balsamic vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. Toss 3 cups cubed Italian bread with olive oil. Season with seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Spread out in a single layer in a well oiled 9x13 inch baking dish. Broil until toasted, turning to brown evenly. Set croutons aside to cool.

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  • Spread pine nuts on a baking sheet, place on bottom rack of the oven, and toast under broiler. This should only take a few minutes, so watch carefully to prevent burning. Set aside to cool.

  • Soak sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain, and slice.

  • In a large salad bowl, toss mixed greens with green onions. Top with croutons, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and feta.

Nutrition Facts

436.3 calories; 16.4 g protein; 52.4 g carbohydrates; 25.2 mg cholesterol; 1035.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2005
This was a great salad even though I used romaine. My sun-dried tomatos weren't getting soft enough so I put them in 2 cups water and microwaved them for a minute - that worked great. I put the pine nuts in the toaster oven and toasted 2 times on light - easier than broiler didn't have to keep an eye on them. I'd definately make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2005
Good but a lot of work if you make the croutons yourself. The only thing I would change next time is use a different dressing since the family was not too thrilled with the balsamic vinaigrette (just our taste) Presentation was really nice Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2005
This was a great salad even though I used romaine. My sun-dried tomatos weren't getting soft enough so I put them in 2 cups water and microwaved them for a minute - that worked great. I put the pine nuts in the toaster oven and toasted 2 times on light - easier than broiler didn't have to keep an eye on them. I'd definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2005
This was a great salad even though I used romaine. My sun-dried tomatos weren't getting soft enough so I put them in 2 cups water and microwaved them for a minute - that worked great. I put the pine nuts in the toaster oven and toasted 2 times on light - easier than broiler didn't have to keep an eye on them. I'd definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
Beautiful salad. As a timesaver I just used store bought croutons and skipped the whole first part of the recipe. The colors were spectacular and I could see this ending up on a holiday buffet because of the gorgeous green/vibrant red color of the salad. Used a bag of romaine salad. Topped it off with a nice balsamic vinegarette. Husband said it had become one of his favorite salads because he loved all the different flavors. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2005
Good but a lot of work if you make the croutons yourself. The only thing I would change next time is use a different dressing since the family was not too thrilled with the balsamic vinaigrette (just our taste) Presentation was really nice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
Fabulous salad. I admit I have never appreciated croutons... until now. I think making your own croutons is totally worth the effort (what effort? 5-10 minutes is all it takes). They are great the salad is great. I do not brown nuts under the broiler after catching some pecans on fire using that method a few years back. Instead I toast them on the stovetop in a pan without oil over medium heat. That way I can watch them more carefully turn them easier etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
This recipe went over very well at a recent party. Everyone has been asking me for the recipe and several of us have made it again. It will become a staple in our house! It is a little on the expensive side when you buy all of the ingredients but it was well worth the extra cost! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2005
This salad was so good. I was too tired to make my own crutons so I just used boxed. I only had the sun-dried tomatoes in oil and those worked fine. I made my own balsamic vinegrette with a flavored olive oil. I will make this salad again. Maybe next time I will add some chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
Great salad! I used sun dried tomatoes that were packed in oil and drained them well. The extra flavor from the oil complemented the salad nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2004
This was my contribution to Christmas Eve dinner and was well-received. My husband is requesting it today again!!!. Very good will top with broiled chicken breast cut in strips this time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
This salad is delicious! I bought the croutons and used Romaine lettuce. My dressing is real simple and was perfect for this salad. Mix balsamic vinegar with olive oil in a bowl and taste before adding to salad.The Feta cheese should be soaked in cold water for about 20 minutes. I learned this from a Turkish friend.This salad is a keeper. Read More
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