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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.

1. Feta

Carrot & Feta Salad with Paprika Dressing. Photo by Jennifer Meier

2. Parmigiano-Reggiano

Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano Salad. Photo by Jennifer Meier

3. Blue Cheese

Wild Rice and Blue Cheese Salad. Photo by Jennifer Meier
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

Fennel and Apple Salad with Sharp Cheddar. Photo by Jennifer Meier

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

  • Fennel and Apple Salad with Sharp White Cheddar
  • Mexican Olive Salad
  • 5. Goat Cheese

    Goat Cheese & Beet Salad Photo by Jennifer Meier
    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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