Spicy greens salad with fresh ladysmith cheese and fruit

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So being Sunday, I decided to take a walk to the local farmer’s market and see what goodies I could bring home.  I was ready to eat some fresh salad from indulging a bit much from the weekend.  I was not disappointed!  I bought a mixed bag of salad greens, pink lady apples, and some amazing fresh ladysmith cheese.  Omg, the cheese!  I had initially gone there to get some fresh mozzarella but they were sold out for the day.  The guy at the stand offered me a taste of this fresh ladysmith cheese.  It was wonderful and so that’s what I bought.  This cheese is light enough to sub in for the fresh mozzarella but has a bit more tang to it and just melts in the mouth.  My mouth is now watering as I write this.  My new favorite at the moment.  I made a big salad for dinner for just my husband and I and we ate the whole thing plus more.  It was just that good. Here is the random but awesome salad I came up with:

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First get your greens ready.  As I said, I got a mixed bunch, some spicy too!  Fill it up in a big bowl and set aside.

Next, chop up your apple and peach in thin slices.  I had 1 small peach left, but wanted more fruit so I added a small pink lady apple.  If peaches are in season those are amazing but apples taste great too.

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Add your fruit slices to your salad.

Next, heat up a small pan with 1tbs EVOO on medium heat and lightly toast 1/4 cup sunflower seeds.  Walnuts would be amazing in this too.  I just happened to have sunflower seeds so used that instead.

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While the seeds are toasting, whip up your dressing.  I just wanted a light simple dressing.  In a separate bowl, mix 1/8 cup evoo, 1/2 tbs honey, 1/4 tsp parsley, 1/4 tsp oregano, and sea salt and pepper to taste.  Add to the salad.  The sunflower seeds should  be ready by now.  Add that to the salad.

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Thinly slice up some of the ladysmith cheese.  It will crumble and exact size does not matter.  Whatever you like.

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Toss all the salad ingredients together and top with cheese at the end.  Easy and delicious!

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This recipe makes a light meal for 2 or a side dish for 4.  This is just what I prefer.  If you like less seeds, add less seeds, want it sweeter, add more honey 🙂 etc….

Ingredient List:

a bunch of mixed salad greens

one apple or peach or both

3oz fresh ladysmith cheese or fresh mozzarella(any amount you prefer)

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 tbs local honey

1/8 cup evoo + 1 tbs(extra virgin olive oil)

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp parsley

sea salt and pepper to taste

fresh basil or mint (optional)

 

 

 

 

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