Mixed Green Salad with Warm Cream Cheese "Croutons"

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Mixed Green Salad with Warm Cream Cheese "Croutons"

In this Mixed Green Salad with Warm Cream Cheese "Croutons," traditional croutons are replaced with cubes of cream cheese covered in kosher for Passover  panko crumbs.

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup kosher for Passover panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 package(8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 cups loosely packed torn salad greens
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in shallow dish. Add cream cheese cubes in small batches; toss until evenly coated with crumb mixture. Place on waxed paper-covered plate.

2. Heat large heavy nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add cream cheese cubes, a few at a time; cook 3 min. or until evenly browned, turning frequently.

3. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl; top with toasted cream cheese cubes.