4 Cheesy Green Salad Recipes To Try and Love

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 v

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How to Make an Authentic Greek Salad

The Greek salad is the quintessential Greek lunch enjoyed sitting in the sun at gingham laid tables overlooking the turquoise waters of the warm Mediterranean Sea. It evokes the senses: pleasant memories of warm sunshine, fresh herbs, tasty tomatoes and cheeky but handsome waiters.

Greek food is renowned for its simplicity, and the authentic Greek salad is no exception. It is simple to prepare, using simple fresh ingredients. But how can you recreate the authentic Greek salad when you are back home? It’s worth doing, because this simple dish is tasty, healthy, and evokes those memories of vacations by the sea. But it’s important to get it right.

So let’s do it!

To be as authentic as possible, it is important to try and use the freshest, tastiest ingredients just like the Greeks would do. The problem is, many of the ingredients we have available are forced-grown, and often inorganically grown. This affects the quality and also the taste. Many re

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Amazing Dressing Recipes That Will Make Any Green Salad A Winner

Most greens have a neutral taste, so the dressing you use for your salad plus other ingredients like herbs and spiced you add will greatly impact the taste of the whole dish. The good news is that you can customize the taste according to your mood – whether you like something light and creamy or something heavy and bursting with flavour.

Here are 3 salad dressing recipes that will bring your greens and veggies to life:

Honey Raspberry Vinaigrette

What you need:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine raspberries and white sugar in a bowl and leave for 10 to 15 minutes until mixture is juicy. Mash berries using a fork until liquefied (or pulse in a blender for 30 seconds if you prefer dressing to be smoother). Pour into a glass jar with a lid then add bals

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Awesome Avocado Salad – Make Sandwiches Tastier With Vegetable Spreads for Pizzazz and Added Flavor

Awesome Avocado: Use as a spread, or eaten as a cold salad can really add a stream of fresh, zesty or ethnic flavor to your favorite turkey, chicken or ham sandwich! Enjoy eating sliced avocados, as a complete side salad. There are many abbreviated ways to make to sliced avocado, that does not take as much chopping, seeding or peeling and may be entertained for a quick avocado flavoring. You may add a spice combination of ground cumin, salt, pepper and chopped cilantro and of course, you can’t forget 1/2 a squeezed lemon or lime, extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, of your choice. Usually, I blend all of the above ingredients together in a small bowl and place, on the table, so that guests can add as much, or as little, according to taste. Remarkably, I find that avocados are a very versatile food, they can either be served chilled, or cut on-the-spot and eaten just as soon as you have peeled and added the spice and vinegar-oil combination above.

Enjoy and entertain coo

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Quick Sushi Salad: Only 10 Ingredients!

I dreamt up this recipe when I was craving my favorite sushi roll and decided I could make it myself, in the form of a salad since I am no itamae! This salad was served as lunch in part of an Asian Fusion week at my house. I served this with spicy jalapeno cream cheese stuffed wontons made with halved egg roll wrappers and fortune cookies post meal. I can also see this being a great side dish to a dinner or as a packed lunch for work or school. Do as I’ve done here, or adapt again to fit your own favorite sushi roll!

Servings: 4

1 cup Long grain white rice
1 ¾ cup Water
1 Avocado
1 cup Mini carrots
1 Cucumber
4 Imitation crab sticks
1 cup Frozen shrimp
French fried onions
Sriracha mayo
Soy Sauce

1. Steam or boil carrots just enough to soften. Cut them into small lengthwise pieces. Place in a cup in refrigerator to cool. Peel and cut the cucumber in like pieces, also place in a covered

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Bean There, Done That: 3 Nutritious Bean Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Beans are affordable and versatile which make them a great ingredient for salads. They are highly nutritious, too! Beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc as well as fiber and protein. Regular consumption of beans also lower the risk of many health problems like diabetes and heart disease.

Here are 3 delicious bean salad recipes everyone will love:

Tropical Bean Salad

What you need:

  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 red onion,chopped
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil

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How To Make Blackened Steak Salad

Almost anyone can make a great tasting steak if they take the time to marinade it (of course, the better the meat, the better tasting the steak, even without marinade). For this recipe, we’re going to marinade the steaks for 2 hours in the refrigerator inside of a re-sealable plastic bag.

Your first step is to crush the peeled garlic clove into a small bowl. Let the crushed garlic sit for at least 10 minutes. In another bowl, add the half cup of extra virgin olive oil and 3 teaspoons of Cajun style blackening seasoning. Mix the oil and seasoning. Once the 10 minutes is complete for your crushed garlic, add in the oil/seasoning and mix together.

Your steaks should be sliced into small strips and laid out on a plate. Smother the steaks in your Cajun blackening sauce. Flip them over and smother the backside. Then place the steak strips into a re-sealable plastic bag and pour the remaining Cajun blackening sauce into the baggie. Seal the bag and place in refrigerator

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Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Next Brunch

For brunch, we always prefer a meal that’s neither light or heavy. Some people might find a green salad too light but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine these two dishes and you’ll have the perfect brunch meal – one that would satisfy your appetite just right!

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes perfect for brunch:

Italian-Style Cold Pasta Salad

What you need:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced

Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package instructions. Drain pasta in a colander and place under cool running water in the sink to cool. When ready, mix together rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, black olives and Italian-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Cover

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Simple, Quick & Healthy Exotic Salad Recipes

Salad is one of the most variedly used dishes in over the world. It generally consists of slices of fresh vegetables and cheeses. Every one creates their own favorite take as they hold great nutritional qualities. The salad is available in a range of varieties which is differentiated by food culture and customs.

Salad includes a range of crunchy green leaves along with nuts and grains. You can also add several fruits, seeds, pastas, poultry, dairy and several other foods. They can be consumed hot or cold form.

One of the most common and widely used forms of salad is ‘Green Salad’ which exhibits a blend of several vegetables with lots of dressing and sauces. Salad is a very versatile dish which can be used in summer or winter, fall or in spring at time of the year you wish. There are a range of salads such as Caesar Salads, Greek salads, Dessert salads and many more.

Garden Salad is one of the varied used salads which comprises of iceberg lettuce, gre

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What’s In Your Salad?

A bowl of good salad can just be the nicest thing you can have any given time of the day – yes, healthiest too! Provided, it is assembled this way: flavorful, rich in textures, with fresh vegetable cuts, lots of crisp greens, crunchy fruit slices and sprouts peeking here and there. To make it more mouth-watering you add some nuts, seeds, eggs, tofu or beans. This you drizzle with choice dressings and what have you got? Now, that’s the question!

What really is in your salad?

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular salads’ contents

  • Coleslaw Salad

The thin strips of cabbage and shredded carrots make a powerhouse combination. However, when using regular mayonnaise, the typical dressing used in this preparation, you reduce the health benefits provided by the vegetables. The calorie count per serving could total 260. Instead of mayonnaise, you may use low-fat yoghurt.

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