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                 Summer Salads

Whether you're looking for an accompaniment to a great grilled steak, a light companion to a chicken dish, or a crisp, Summer-y meal of its own, salads really fit the bill. And during this time when so many of the necessary ingredients are at their peak of freshness, you'll want to expand those salad horizons. So here are some salads we love to get you started!



Swiss Cheese Cobb Salad

Here's a twist on the usual Cobb Salad, making it feel more like Summer!
Swiss Cheese Cobb Salad
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag (6 cups) mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 pound Swiss Cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium (1 cup) green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium (1 cup) red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium (1 cup) tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 pound Ham, cubed
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Bleu Cheese salad dressing
Place salad greens on large platter or in large shallow bowl. Place cheese in row down center of greens. Place half of each remaining ingredient in vertical rows from cheese to one side of platter. Repeat on other side of cheese with remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Serve with salad dressing.

Makes 6 servings — 4.5 grams carbohydrate per serving.



Santa Fe Beef & Hot Pepper Salad

Santa Fe Beef & Hot Pepper Salad
  • 1/2 cup lowest carb salsa
    (I like Newman's Own™)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag (6 cups) torn lettuce
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli Roast Beef, cut into julienne strips
  • 1/4 pound Hot Pepper Cheese, cubed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 thin onion slices, separated into rings
Stir together salsa, sour cream and chili powder in small bowl; mix well. Combine all remaining ingredients in large bowl; toss lightly. Serve with dressing.

Makes 8 servings — 5.9 grams carbohydrate per serving.



Spinach Salad with Creamy Hazelnut Dressing

Spinach Salad with Creamy Hazelnut Dressing
  • 8 cups spinach leaves, washed, stems removed, torn
  • 1/2 cup red onion slices (1/8-inch thick), separated into rings
  • 1/4 pound Swiss Cheese, cut into 1x1/2x1/4-inch strips
  • 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 12 wedges
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup broken toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons DaVinci Sugarfree Toasted Hazelnut Syrup
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
Place spinach, onion and cheese in large bowl.

Stir together all dressing ingredients (mayonnaise, DaVinci Sugarfree Toasted Hazelnut Syrup and cream) in small bowl with wire whisk.

Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Garnish with tomato and egg. Sprinkle broken hazelnuts evenly over salad. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

Makes 6 servings — 4.3 grams carbohydrate per serving.

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Southwestern Salad With Orange Dressing

Southwestern Salad With Orange Dressing Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup DaVinci Sugarfree Vanilla Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Sugarfree Tang, prepared
    OR 1/3 cup Ket-OJ orange drink, prepared
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Salad Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Eden black soy beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 pound Muenster Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
  • 1/2 pound cooked Turkey Breast, cubed 1/2-inch
  • 1 large (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large (1 cup) tomato, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag mixed salad greens
Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

Combine red onion, black soy beans, cheese, turkey, green pepper and tomato in large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons dressing; toss to coat.

To serve, divide salad greens evenly among eight plates. Top each with 3/4 cup black soy bean mixture. Serve with additional dressing.

Makes 8 servings — 6.8 grams carbohydrate per serving.

Get DaVinci Sugarfree Syrups from netrition, or Synergy Diet.

Ket-OJ and Eden Black Soy Beans can be ordered from The Low Carb Connoisseur.




Feta Greek Salad

Feta Greek Salad
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag (6 cups) Italian blend salad greens
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 (6.5-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Caesar salad dressing
Combine all ingredients except feta cheese and dressing in large bowl; toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with dressing.

Makes 8 servings — 2.2 grams carbohydrate per serving.




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