When you imagine a refreshing and delicious salad, you most likely imagine ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and so on. However, there’s so much more you can do with a salad than the conventional fresh produce. Here are some excellent cheese toppings that will transform your next salad.
Feta is one of the most popular cheese toppings for salads. Remember, you don’t need a lot to make a big difference. It is a particularly salty cheese which is why you want to add in moderation. You can add small cubes on top of your salad or crumble it over the top.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is another excellent choice. All you need to do is grate it over your salad just like you would over a bowl of pasta. It’s one of the most unique cheese toppings because of its salty and nutty flavour. When adding this cheese, remember to taste first before adding any salt. The cheese can make your salad salty enough.
There are two main options when it comes to blue cheese toppings. Firstly, you can crumble it over your salad much like feta. Alternatively, you can make a delicious blue cheese salad dressing. The latter is ideal if you enjoy creamy sauces on your food.
Cheddar is a hard cheese which makes it extremely versatile. You can add cubes or grated cheddar to your next garden salad. It will transform an otherwise ordinary side dish into a complete meal. Remember, cheese contains protein so you can even add it instead of meat if you’re looking for a lighter option.
When you want something light but cheesy, mozzarella is the way to go. These cheese toppings come in a various shapes and sizes. Mozzarella sometimes resembles cheddar as a hard cheese. However there are also pearl-like mozzarella balls that are perfectly bite-size. Another option is to slice large balls of buffalo mozzarella and serve along with slices of tomato, fresh basil and drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top.
These are just a few delicious cheese toppings from which you can choose. If you are concerned about your diet, make sure that you research the fat and salt content of each type of cheese before making your choice.