When you’re craving something on the lighter side, these salads bring it with big flavors, fresh ingredients and a tasty dose of Wisconsin cheese. A bit of Wisconsin cheese goes a long way in adding protein and belly-satiating bulk to salads. Whether you’re in need of a side dish for weeknight dinners or a veggie-heavy lunch, these two recipes fit the bill.
The easiest way to eat more salad? Add bacon and Wisconsin cheese! This Warm Bacon, Date and Pistachio Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese manages to combine all of our favorite foods into one recipe. Earthy, creamy Wisconsin blue cheese pairs perfectly with salty bacon, sweet dates and a bold Hot Bacon-Shallot Dressing. This salad is great as a side or party- worthy appetizer where everyone will demand seconds.
Or, try this six-ingredient Kale, Blood Orange and Feta Salad. It’s a seasonal recipe that’s both quick and colorful. Berry-hued blood oranges are a sweet and tangy contrast to the tart, salty crumbles of Wisconsin feta cheese. Kale, avocado and almonds add a nutritional punch, while a simple dressing of olive oil, salt and pepper bring the unique flavors together.