STARRY CHRISTMAS SALAD

festive

with little crouton stars!

- Diana C.

READER REVIEW

"The little star croutons are so merry! What a sweet Christmas salad! Made everyone smile."

3 slices sourdough bread

1 cup cherry tomatoes 
½ cucumber

 1 shallot

 1 cup beet noodles

 5 oz. spring mix

 ¼ cup crumbled feta 
1½ tbsp. olive oil

 garlic powder

 onion powder 
salt & pepper

INGREDIENTS

Use a 1.25-inch star cookie cutter to cut about 15 stars from 2-3 slices of sourdough bread.

1.

Gently stir 1½ tbsp. olive oil with stars until coated. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and optionally with a little Italian seasoning.

2.

Lay stars flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 F. for 5-10 minutes.

3.

You don’t want the croutons to be much darker than the image above, otherwise they’ll get lost a little in the salad. Place croutons in an uncovered bowl to cool.

4.

Lay 5 oz. salad greens on a platter.

5.

Evenly distribute sliced beet noodles throughout the salad, under some leaves and above others.

6.

Evenly distribute sliced cucumbers and shallots on top, then add sliced cherry tomatoes.

7.

Sprinkle the salad with ¼ cup crumbled feta, then place the little star croutons on top.

7.