Discover how easy is it to make your own croutons for this flavorful apple pomegranate salad made with mixed salad greens. You're sure to love the flavors in this Passover Mixed Green Salad with Cream Cheese "Croutons."
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/4 cup kosher for Passover panko bread crumbs
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 cups loosely packed torn mixed salad greens
1 Granny Smith apple, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. honey
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Let's Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Add cream cheese in small batches, tossing lightly after each batch until cream cheese cubes are evenly coated with bread crumb mixture.
Heat large heavy nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add a few cream cheese cubes; cook 3 min. or until evenly browned, turning frequently. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining cheese cubes.
Toss salad greens with remaining ingredients in large bowl; top with cream cheese cubes.
Substitute dried cherries or cranberries for the pomegranate seeds.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Omit the bread crumbs, thyme and garlic. Instead coat the cream cheese cubes with 1/2 cup chopped sliced almonds before cooking as directed.
You can instead mix the crumb mixture on a rimmed baking sheet instead of in the bowl. Add cream cheese pieces, a few at a time, to the baking sheet, then toss to evenly coat cream cheese pieces with the crumb mixture. Cook in batches as directed in recipe. For best results, refrigerate the uncoated cheese cubes until ready to cook them to help them retain their shape when heated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1 cup each
* 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.