Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Little Cheesy


Who doesn't love cheese? If you raised your hand, you are either Vegan or crazy.

At any rate, throw a little extra cheese onto that salad of yours and take a bite!

Three Cheese Green Salad


1 large head leaf lettuce--rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
1 cup cubed Swiss cheese
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup toasted pecan pieces, optional (toasted sliced almonds may also be used)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine lettuce, Swiss cheese, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and pecans (if using) in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Add dressing to salad, toss well, and serve.

Source:, submitted by amylrowe. You can find the recipe here.

Notes: You could even throw some berries (such as raspberries) into this salad as well.

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing


1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons diced onion
1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup cashews or macadamia nuts (optional)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 pear, peeled, cored, and sliced


In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard, and salt. Process until well blended. With machine still running, add oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture is thick and smooth. Add poppy seeds, and process just a few seconds more to mix.

In a large serving bowl, toss together the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews or macadamia nuts (if using), dried cranberries, apple, and pear. Pour dressing over salad just before serving, and toss to coat.

Source:, submitted by Nora LaCroix. You can find it here.

Notes: This was so delicious. We only used about 1/2 of the dressing though. So, you can either halve it yourself, or have some dressing left over for another day/time.

1 comment:

  1. You know, that three cheese salad has quickly become a great go-to side. I think it's the pepper in the dressing. When I read the recipe, I was taken aback by how much it called for, but I went with it and it really works!