Winter Salad with Freshly Baked Croutons

January 15, 2013

Freshly Baked Croutons -

  • 1 loaf of bread of choice
  • ¼ cup of Lucero Arbequina Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Salad Dressing-

  • ¼ cup Lucero Crushed Mandarin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Lucero Fig Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

Salad (makes 1 serving)-

  • 4 cups of baby arugula
  • 2/3 cup grilled chicken
  • ½ Red Delicious apple
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut your loaf of bread into approximately
¾ inch cubes, toss in a large mixing bowl with Arbequina Olive Oil, and salt
and pepper to taste. Spread the pieces onto a baking sheet and cook for 10
minutes or until golden brown. Mix Mandarin Olive Oil, Fig Balsamic Vinegar and
onion powder into a dressing dispenser (pictured OXO Emulstir available at our
Tasting Rooms or over the phone).

Add salad ingredients onto a serving plate, topped with your
croutons straight from the oven, and finish off with your Mandarin Fig salad
dressing, and you’re on your way to obtaining your New Year’s Resolution!

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