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Pretzel Easter Basket with Butter Lettuce Salad

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

Weave yourself an Easter pretzel bread basket! Then, serve up a bright, crisp butter lettuce salad inside. This recipe is perfect for holiday hosting. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
May 11, 2017

Ingredients

2
cans (11 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breadsticks
2
eggs
1/2
tablespoon coarse kosher salt
8
cups butter lettuce
1
cup baby carrots
1
cup grape tomatoes, sliced
1
cup ham, diced
1
cup mini mozzarella balls
1/4
cup purple onions, diced
Cucumber ranch dressing

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray the OUTSIDE of a large metal bowl very generously with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2
    Open and unroll Pillsbury™ breadsticks. Roll each breadstick into a rope, laying out half of the breadsticks along a large piece of parchment paper so they sit about 3/4-inch apart. Beginning in the center of the strips, weave the second half of breadstick ropes in and out in the opposite direction to form a solid sheet of woven breadsticks for the basket base.
  • 3
    Gently turn the woven breadstick sheet upside-down, on top of the inverted greased metal bowl. Press the bottom edges together so they interconnect at the lip of the bowl. Trim edges if needed to fit neatly. Place on a large baking sheet.
  • 4
    Whisk the two eggs and, using a basting brush, brush the eggs over the top of the woven breadsticks. Sprinkle with kosher salt to create a pretzel flavor.
  • 5
    Bake on the bottom rack of oven for 18-24 minutes, or just until the bread turns golden brown. Remove and cool slightly before lifting the bread bowl off of the metal bowl. Cool completely before filling with salad.
  • 6
    Just before serving, toss remaining salad ingredients together in a large separate bowl. Gently transfer salad to the bread basket, taking care that the salad doesn’t compact. Serve immediately.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • For an Easter-time win, look no further than this bread basket salad! What’s better than a bread basket? Why, a basket made out of bread, of course! And this basket is particularly delish, because it’s made pretzel style with a golden egg wash and kosher salt. Served with a beautiful butter-lettuce salad with chunks of ham, and set it on your Easter dinner or spring dinner party. This dish is just dying to be the center of attention!

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