Festive Zucchini, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad

A festive Zucchini, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad that’ll liven up any Festiveย gathering.

A salad needs to accompany and complement your meat dish – or, even be able to stand on its own…
Salads should never be an after-thought. That said, sometimes a really simple salad is all a main needs, but remember, never let it be just a boring side.

This Festive Salad will go perfectly with a beautiful roast chicken or turkey.

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I could easily live off salads like this; bursting with flavour and combining interesting ingredients – what a pleasure to eat! {If I do say so myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ }

Crunchy, crisp Romaine lettuce with toasted nuts and charred zucchini, a festive sprinkle of fresh cherries and piquant blue cheese.
All dressed up in a tangy vinaigrette. SO good.

festive zucchini, walnut & blue cheese salad

Servings: 6
Time: 20 mins
Difficulty: easy

You will need:

3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced & dry-grilled
1 head of Romaine / cos lettuce
1 cup walnuts, toasted & chopped
80 g fresh cherries, stones removed & cut in half
50 g blue cheese
3 tbsp. olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 an orange / 1 small orange
1 tbsp. salmuera dressing

Grill the zucchini slices in a cast iron griddle pan – no oil – until slightly charred on both sides.

Arrange the lettuce leaves in a salad bowl or serving platter with the zucchini slices.
Add the nuts, cherries and blue cheese.
Place the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice & salmuera in a small jar and shake vigorously to mix well.
Pour the dressing over the salad.

festive zucchini, walnut & blue cheese salad

 

Here are a few more Festive Salads to try – each one yummy and filling enough as a meal!

Festive Pulled Lamb Salad with Tzatziki & Pomegranate {LCHF}

Festive Salad with Ham, Green Veggies and Mustard Vinaigrette {LCHF, Sugar-Free, Paleo}

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Salads that you can prep in advance is always a winner, especially if it uses up leftover bits.

During the Festive season, or any holiday time really, you want to make things as easy and fuss-free as possible.

Cooking large cuts of meat and using it in a variety of dishes is a great idea and saves heaps of time in the kitchen.

Meal prepping and planning is also a GREAT tool and makes a huge difference!

What’s your time-saver tip during the Holidays? x

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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