Recipe Box, Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette & Monte Cristo Croutons

Grilled cheese sandwiches just got sophisticated…they met Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette and fell in love…

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You can whip up this Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette in a minute, just 4 ingredients you probably have

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Just put everything in a jar, season with salt and pepper and shake it up~

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Crisp greens, fresh berries

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AND a grilled ham & cheese sandwich!

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I call these Monte Cristo sandwiches, which are often served with a jam on the side,  because mine have the traditional marmalade or strawberry jam dipping sauce on the inside

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I made one with strawberry and one with marmalade, or use blackberry or fig~Let the sandwiches rest after cooking to make cutting easier

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Carefully cut them into 4 fingers, then cut each finger into 3 squares

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Bite size!

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Load a little tray with the dressing and your salad

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and go find a quiet little spot to enjoy it~

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Full of flavors and textures- sweet, tangy, crispy, crunchy, creamy, fruity, cheesy good

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It’s a perfect summer salad…

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It would even be great for breakfast!

Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 T salad vinegar

5 T olive oil

2 tsp Dijon mustard

3 tsp Orange Marmalade

salt & pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine.  Refrigerate for several hours if possible to blend flavors

for another printable version of Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette click here

Monte Cristo Croutons

  • Servings: 24 croutons
  • Difficulty: easy
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4 slices Pepperidge Farm thin sliced white bread

2 thin sandwich slices Havarti cheese

2 thin sandwich slices Cheddar cheese

4 thin slices deli ham

orange marmalade

strawberry jam

butter

Make sandwiches by spreading one bread slice with orange marmalade and one with strawberry jam.  Top each with 2 slices ham, then 1 slice of each cheese.  Top with remaining bread slices.  Butter tops of sandwiches and put into large skillet, buttered side down.  Now butter remaining side.  Turn heat to medium and let sandwiches cook until golden brown on down side.  Carefully turn over and cook until the remaining side is browned.  Let sandwiches rest on cutting board for 10 minutes before carefully cutting into small squares, 12 per sandwich.  Add to salad after dressing.

for another printable version of Monte Cristo Croutons click here

Enjoy!

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9 Responses to “Recipe Box, Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette & Monte Cristo Croutons”
  1. Oh my! Those croutons! And the orange marmalade vinaigrette. Wonderful salad, Jenna! Yum!

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  2. lulu says:

    What a wonderful idea for croutons, especially for one (me) who loves grilled cheese sandwiches!

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  3. fairhopesupplyco says:

    This is such a unique and clever idea! I’m putting this to use tonight!

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  4. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I love finding new fun things to add marmalade to! Sounds like a great meal:@)

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  5. Mary says:

    Oh Jenna…Your salad sounds and looks wonderful! I love the idea of your sandwich croutons and your marmalade vinaigrette! So mouth-watering with your seaside view and fish salad bowl! Beautiful light you photographed by too 🙂

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  6. Patti says:

    One of my favorite salads! So fresh and delicious. Your monte cristo sounds delicious!
    I’ll have to give it a try!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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