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Pizza Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe

Pizza Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe

Many of the ingredients in a deluxe pizza go into this no-hassle salad. Feel free to substitute pepperoni for the Canadian bacon. The dressing is great on other salads, too.—Wendy Nickel, Kiester, MN
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound Canadian bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges and seeded
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Chill until serving.
  • 2. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, bacon, cheeses, tomatoes, pepper, olives, basil and chives. Just before serving, whisk dressing and drizzle 1 cup over salad; toss to coat. Save remaining dressing for another use. Yield: 10-1/2 cups salad plus 3/4 cup leftover dressing.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 119 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.