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Sweet & Tangy Peach, Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad

Sweet & Tangy Peach, Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad

peach tomato heirloom blue cheese shallot tangy salad

It’s finally warm out and it’s time to break out the summer salads. We found the first of the summer peaches this weekend and I wanted to make this recipe I remember finding in a magazine recently.

This salad makes my mouth super happy because of the combination of sweet and tangy and my body happy because it’s low-fat and gluten-free.

peach tomato heirloom blue cheese shallot tangy salad

I found a great little pre-packaged mix of tri-colored heirloom tomatoes the same day so it was destiny that I make this. I love the mix of color from the orange, yellow and red heirlooms. It makes a very attractive looking salad. I would even top this with a grilled chicken breast if I was having this as a meal rather than a side.

peach tomato heirloom blue cheese shallot tangy salad

{ I always use organics whenever available }

Sweet & Tangy Peach, Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • SALAD:
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • Mixed greens
  • 2 cups heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • dash salt/pepper
Instructions
  1. SALAD:
  2. Toss sliced peaches, diced tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, shallot slices with your mixed greens.
  3. DRESSING:
  4. Whisk dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt/pepper.
  5. Combine salad and dressing and top with a little more blue cheese if you like.

 

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Blue Cheese and Glazed Walnut Cabbage Salad

Blue Cheese and Glazed Walnut Cabbage Salad

blue cheese candied walnut cabbage salad dijon olive oil vinegar side dish

I found this beautiful salad recipe at EatingWell.com had to make it immediately. It’s even more mouthwatering in person than in the photo. All of the flavors in this salad compliment each other like a symphony. The saltiness of the cheese, the sweetness of the walnuts, the tang of the dressing and the crunch of the cabbage is almost more than one mouth can take.

Looks fancy but it’s really easy to put together. This recipe pretty much just comes down to 2 easy steps. The dressing and the walnuts. You can save a step if you have already candied walnuts.

Blue Cheese and Glazed Walnut Cabbage Salad
 
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Tangy Vinairgrette
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • **VINAIGRETTE**
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • **CANDIED WALNUTS**
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (non grass-fed can be used)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • **SALAD**
  • 8 cups pre-cut shredded cabbage mix or chop your own
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. **VINAIGRETTE**
  2. Combine all ingredients and blend in a mini food processor or Nutribullet until creamy.
  3. **WALNUTS**
  4. Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  5. Add walnuts and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  6. Add salt, pepper and maple syrup.
  7. Lower heat and continue cooking for 3 - 5 minutes while the walnuts caramelize.
  8. Remove from heat and place on a parchment paper or wax paper lined plate to cool. Separate the nuts before cooled completely.
  9. Let cool completely for about 5 minutes.
  10. **SALAD**
  11. Place cabbage in a large bowl topped with scallions mix.
  12. Toss with vinaigrette.
  13. Serve topped with blue cheese and walnuts.

 

candied walnut organic maple syrup olive oil grass fed butter

This salad compliments any meal as a side but is tasty enough as a meal on it’s own topped with a chicken breast or steak sliced thin.

blue cheese candied walnut cabbage salad dijon olive oil vinegar side dish

 Your taste buds will thank you or they’ll thank me, either way there will be happiness.

 

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Tahini Goddess Dressing for Slaw

I was window shopping at Whole Foods last week and found a pre-cut package of organic slaw.  It had red cabbage, white cabbage and a few diced red onions.  Looked delicious.  Then I saw a package of organic pre-cut multi-colored carrots.  Someone saved me a ton of time because all I have to do now is make a delicious tahini goddess dressing.

tahini goddess dressing slaw salad protein sesame seed butter creamy

New to tahini?  Here is a brief summary:

tahini goddess dressing slaw salad protein sesame seed butter creamy

About.com describes tahini as a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can, and sometimes in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store. You can also find fresh tahini in the refrigerator section next to the hummus in larger well-stocked grocery stores.

Tahini has 9 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons.  It reminds me of thin peanut butter.  This recipe has a tangy peanutty flavor, really really good.

Tahini Goddess Dressing for Slaw

use organic when available

 (can be made gluten-free very easily by using gluten-free soy sauce)

tahini goddess dressing slaw salad protein sesame seed butter creamy

Tahini Goddess Slaw
 
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This Tahini Goddess dressing is tangy and peanutty. A protein packed dressing for slaw or as a salad dressing.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup oil (used EVOO)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the oil in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add about half of the oil at a time and blend.
  3. Pour on slaw of your choice or use as a delicious protein packed salad dressing.

 

 

 

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