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Alsatian Parsley Salad Sandwiches

30 minutes or fewer In Alsace, a province in the northeastern part of France, this cheese salad is served as a (very hearty!) first course. The large amount of parsley used adds a fresh, green flavor that brings out the creaminess of the cheese. Once you’ve tried it between two…

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30 minutes or fewer

In Alsace, a province in the northeastern part of France, this cheese salad is served as a (very hearty!) first course. The large amount of parsley used adds a fresh, green flavor that brings out the creaminess of the cheese. Once you’ve tried it between two slices of bread, you’ll never think of cheese sandwiches in the same way again.

Servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups grated Gruyère or Emmenthaler cheese (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 12 slices crusty bread
  • Lettuce and tomato slices for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Whisk together vinegar and mustard in medium bowl. Add oil and 2 Tbs. water, and whisk until combined. Stir in cheese, parsley and shallots, and toss until combined.
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup cheese mixture onto each of 6 slices of bread. Garnish with lettuce and tomato, if desired, and top with remaining bread slices.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Makes 6 sandwiches
  • Calories 437
  • Carbohydrate Content 40 g
  • Cholesterol Content 40 mg
  • Fat Content 22 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 638 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g