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Balsamic & Feta Salad (Bill’s Favorite)

Written By: Chris - Feb• 04•12

We LOVE Salads! This recipe is Bill’s FAVORITE!  Salad – with all of its varieties… Cesar, pasta, greens, etc. is a side that I grew up on and believe should accompany just about every dinner meal.  It is economical, healthy and allows one to fill up on vegetables that God put on this earth (including a lot of free Weight Watchers Points™).  Lettuce and other greens are filled with vitamins, fiber and are so good for you!

This salad was Inspired from one enjoyed in the Valley some time ago.  While preparing it, we always change it up a bit… but for the most part, it contains the main characteristics of fresh greens, mild feta cheese, brilliant fruit, subtle veggies, garlic and that bold Balsamic infused dressing!

(This is the salad pictured with the Turkey Meatball Main Dishes recipe.)

I like to serve this in individual dishes.  I like to serve hot food on hot plates and will often serve dinner in courses.  Salad deserves to be highlighted and works either alone, or along a side of your favorite dish.  For the salad shown, I’ve combined about one-third of the crisp Iceberg Lettuce and the other two-thirds healthy, dark, leafy spinach and purple Lettuce leafs varieties.

I choose to toast nuts that I have on hand (my favorite is Pecan’s) in a dry saucepan tossing over medium heat until lightly browned.

Add Tomatoes, green onion, red, yellow, or green peppers, celery, or whatever you prefer on your salad…

Top with about one 1 to 2 Tablespoons of crumbled Feta Cheese (I always keep some frozen and crumble only what I need per dish), 1 Tablespoon of chopped toasted nuts, fresh berries such as raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries, fresh black pepper and about 2 Tablespoons of prepared Balsamic Salad dressing

Use one cup measuring cup to prepare dressing:
Top with fresh Balsamic Salad dressing:
2 Tablespoons of Sugar-Free Jam of your choice (I used Blackberry)
add Balsamic to fill measuring cup to 1/2 Cup
Add one clove of fresh Garlic
fresh Salt & Pepper
Fill with Vegetable Oil to the 2/3 Cup

Wisc and spoon over fresh salad

 

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

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6 Comments

  1. Michele says:

    Will you be posting some economical ideas for valentines day for those of us too poor or not willing to fight the crowds and go out on that day?

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