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Pizza Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10-1/2 cups salad plus 3/4 cup leftover dressing

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

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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 119 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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