Cherry Bomb Salad With Grilled Brie Sandwich Recipe

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Cherry Bomb Salad With Grilled Brie Sandwich
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  1. To Make Candied Tomatoes: In a glass bowl, combine halved cherry or grape tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf, thyme sprig and rosemary sprig.
  2. Squeeze juice from 2 slices each of lemon and orange and add along with the rind; toss making sure the tomatoes are covered with the sugar.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  4. To Complete the Candied Tomatoes: Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat, add tomato mixture and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon white wine and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Strain through sieve into a bowl, reserving the liquid. Discard herb stems and rinds. Refrigerate candied tomatoes and liquid to cool.
  7. To Make Candied Tomato-Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoon reserved candied tomato liquid, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, pinch each of salt and pepper.
  8. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  9. To Complete Brie Grilled Cheese: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  10. Place french bread slices on a work surface; butter one side and turn over, buttered side down. Place one slice of Brie on each bread slice.Top two slices evenly with the candied tomatoes and bacon.
  11. Sprinkle each slice of bread with pepper. Cover tomato side with the Brie side, leaving buttered side out.
  12. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  13. Place skillet in oven for 5–7 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let sandwich rest for 1 minute; cut in half and place on plates; sprinkle with salt.
  14. To Finish: Place salad in a bowl and toss with enough candied tomato-lemon vinaigrette to coat. Divide among plates. Serve with Grilled Brie Sandwich.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3354.84 Kcal (14046 kJ)
Calories from fat 2010.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 223.38g 344%
Cholesterol 393.92mg 131%
Sodium 9098.8mg 379%
Potassium 1857.53mg 40%
Total Carbs 242.51g 81%
Sugars 154.65g 619%
Dietary Fiber 8.51g 34%
Protein 99.88g 200%
Vitamin C 85.7mg 143%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 10.6mg 59%
Calcium 286.2mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 306.49 Kcal (1283 kJ)
Calories from fat 183.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.41g 344%
Cholesterol 35.99mg 131%
Sodium 831.25mg 379%
Potassium 169.7mg 40%
Total Carbs 22.16g 81%
Sugars 14.13g 619%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 34%
Protein 9.12g 200%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 143%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 20%
Iron 1mg 59%
Calcium 26.1mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 84.9
  • 92

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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