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Cheese for Salad

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The recipes below prove that a little bit of cheese can add a lot of flavor to salad. Often, cheese adds so much flavor and rich texture that you can skip a heavy dressing.

What is your favorite cheese to put in salad? Share your recommendation here.

3. Blue Cheese

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Blue cheese has always been popular in salads, usually in a creamy blue cheese dressing. You can make your own blue cheese dressing or just crumble the cheese right over the greens. Salty, sharp blue cheese is balanced beautifully by slightly sweet flavors in a salad: try beets, candied nuts, dried fruit or slivers of apple or pear.

4. Cheddar

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A few chunks or handfuls of grated cheddar can turn a light salad into a filling meal. Sharp cheddar is especially good.

5. Goat Cheese

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The popularity of goat cheese in salads soared when chefs started garnishing salads with fried rounds of goat cheese. Fried or not, it's still a great cheese for salad, even if simply crumbled on top of greens.
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