A Refreshing Spin on an Old Favorite – Cheese Salad
The arrival of summer often brings one of life’s simple joys–salads! But why settle for your typical lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers when you can give your salad routine a delicious makeover with one of our favorite salad creations–Cheese Salad!
This vibrant salad brings together many texture-rich ingredients and a light, flavorful dressing to make a dish that everyone can enjoy. Featuring a bold mix of aged cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, crunchy jicama and celery, sweet dried cranberries and tart apples, and a few other special ingredients, this tangy salad recipe is sure to become a winner in your recipe collection.
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3 stalks of Celery, diced
- 1 cup Jicama, cubed
- 1 Red Apple, cored and diced
- 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/2 cup Lime Juice
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- In a large bowl, combine the cheddar, Parmesan, celery, jicama, apple and cranberries.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
- Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the salad and serve.
This Cheese Salad is a perfect side dish for your next cookout or gathering. Its crisp, mildly tart flavor is a delightful contrast to the creamy cheese and crunchy jicama. Plus, it always leaves you wanting more! And, if you want to make this salad even more unique, a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper flakes or a handful of diced red onion will give it extra pop.
If Cheese Salad doesn’t sound familiar to you, it draws inspiration from the Italian ès Salad or the Spanish Ensalada Verde. Both dishes contain cheese, which is the main ingredient in Cheese Salad. The unique addition of jicama and tart apples adds a little crunch and complexity to the salad, resulting in a mouthwatering, refreshing dish.
So, when you’re ready for a special summer side dish, Cheese Salad is your perfect go-to! With loads of cheesy goodness and luscious textures, this dish will be the hit of your next gathering!