Recipie | 4 Cheesy Green Salad Recipes To Try and Love



By Adrian T. Cheng |


While salad eaters can enjoy their greens with just oil or a simple dressing, newbies of a healthy lifestyle may find it hard to do so - they would want to have a variety of ingredients along with the leafy veggies like cheese, nuts and seeds. Cheese adds a delicious taste that perfectly complements the bitter, peppery or sweet flavor of leafy greens without overwhelming it.

Here are 4 green salad recipes made more delicious with cheese:

Blue and Green Salad

What you need:

6 cups torn frisee leaves
1 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Toast the almonds in an oven (350 degrees Celsius) for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add almonds, frisee leaves, avocado slices and blue cheese. Toss to coat ingredients.

Feta Herb Salad

What you need:

6 cups mixed herb greens of your choice
1 cup broken pita chips
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and black pepper to taste

Mix together garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Throw in the greens, tomatoes, bell pepper, pita chips and Feta cheese and toss to coat ingredients evenly. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Cheddar Arugula and Peach Salad

What you need:

6 cups arugula
1 peach, sliced
1/4 cup sharp white cheddar chunks
1/4 cup pecans
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon honey
Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Toast the pecans in an oven (350 degrees Celsius) for 5-6 minutes until fragrant. Allow to cool, chop and set aside. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Place the arugula, peach slices, cheddar chunks and chopped pecans in the bowl and toss to coat.

Garlic-Parmesan Green Salad

What you need:

2 cups torn Bibb lettuce leaves
2 cups torn escarole leaves
2 cups torn Romaine lettuce leaves
6 plum tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix plum tomatoes, escarole, Bibb and Romaine lettuce leaves in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over leafy greens and serve.

Now it's easier to have a healthy bowl of green salad because of delicious cheeses we love. Try these recipes and get into the healthy lifestyle!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes healthy eating. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed kitchen accessories that are affordable yet of quality. You can view Adrian's posts about going green and other nutrition tips and tricks on his page.

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