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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.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"I have made this salad for years. Love it! Only I use red onion rings, red pepper cut in small strips and sometimes substitute halved grape tomatoes. The tomato dressing is quite good. It is also good with Bernstein's Light Cheese Fantastico dressing."

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