Salad with Feta Cheese, Walnuts and Lettuce
Walnut, feta cheese and lettuce salad is one of my most favorite salad. I tasted a similar salad in Elephant bar restaurant in Fremont. I love it not only for its taste but also for the simplicity in its making. Most salad dressing recipes require the addition of three parts of oil to a single part of vinegar. They have to be whisked well to get a creamy sauce at the end.Salt, pepper, and herbs are added to complete the dressing’s flavor. Depending on the type of vinaigrette, olive oil and wine vinegar are added. Sometimes I also use mayonnaise, dijon mustard, sherry wine vinegar and Tabasco sauce.
Crunchy walnuts, soft cheese and garden fresh lettuce compliment wonderfully with each other. I made a very simple vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. I used to buy the huge pack of lettuce from Costco. Half the bag will go wasted as the leaf don’t taste fresh to me after a week or so. So these I buy fresh lettuce, spring mix and rockets from farmer’s market and try to make variations to my salad.
This salad is ideal for phase 1, 2 and 3 of South beach diet and also for women with gestational diabetes.
- 2 Handful Lettuce
- ¼ cup Low Fat Feta Cheese Crumbled
- 10-12 walnuts Halved (for the dressing)
- ¼ tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ½ lemon juice
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Mix the dressing well with a whisk and pour over the lettuce. Sprinkle crumbles feta cheese and walnut on top. Serve right away.
Advika is a talented Indian cook with a passion for sharing her culinary expertise with others. Born and raised in India, she has spent years mastering traditional recipes from across the country, as well as putting her own unique twist on classic dishes. Her recipes are easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for cooks of all levels