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Taleggio Tartines with Grape, Watercress, and Red Onion Salad

Taleggio is a rich cheese that melts easily. In Italy, it’s often paired with salads of spicy greens or served with fresh grapes, which is why we put the combinations together in these open-faced sandwiches.

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Taleggio is a rich cheese that melts easily. In Italy, it’s often paired with salads of spicy greens or served with fresh grapes, which is why we put the combinations together in these open-faced sandwiches.

Servings
tartine

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • 2 1/4 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. agave syrup
  • 1Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Tartines

  • 3 oz. Taleggio cheese
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices walnut bread, lightly toasted
  • 4 cups watercress or arugula
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved

Preparation

To make Vinaigrette:

1. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and agave syrup in small bowl. Whisk in oil, stir in red onion, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Let stand 10 minutes.

To make Tartines:

2. Preheat broiler. Spread 3 Tbs. cheese on each piece
of toast, and broil 1 minute, or until cheese is melted.

3. Remove onion from Vinaigrette. Toss onion with watercress and grapes. Add 1 Tbs. Vinaigrette to salad, and toss to coat. Top each bread slice with 1 1/4 cups salad, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4
  • Calories 210
  • Carbohydrate Content 25 g
  • Cholesterol Content 17 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 442 mg
  • Sugar Content 12 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g