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PETAL SALAD WITH GINGER DRESSING

June 20, 2012

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JARLSBERG LITE PETAL SALAD--a great way to beat the heat!

JARLSBERG LITE PETAL SALAD–a great way to beat the heat!

This month we are celebrating Jarlsberg Lite. Jarlsberg Lite has the same mild, nutty flavor as regular Jarlsberg with 50% less fat and 30% fewer calories. You can add flair to your sandwiches, wraps, vegetable dishes without all of the calories. In fact, Jarlsberg Lite is so delicious, it’s the #1 brand of specialty, reduced fat cheese in the US.

We’re giving you a few recipe inspirations for Jarlsberg Lite, and we’re also challenging you to do the same. Simply visit our Facebook page and post your idea to help us get to “101 Ways to Lighten Up with Jarlsberg Lite!” If you do, we’ll send you a FREE toastabag, which is a handy little tool for making grilled cheese sandwiches in the toaster.

And with temperatures across the country reaching into uncomfortable highs, this salad is a great way to eat healthy and stay cool!

PETAL SALAD WITH GINGER DRESSING
Serves 6 

¾ cup spiced or sugared walnuts

Vegetables, cleaned and cut julienne style (about 2-1/2 inches in length):

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 small squash
  •  ¼ pound snow peas (if you’d like, blanch the vegetables in boiling water, about 1 minute)

¾ cup shredded Jarlsberg Lite cheese

Mound 2 tablespoons shredded cheese in center of each serving plate. Portion out vegetables equally between plates forming a petal pattern around the cheese. Sprinkle each with walnuts and serve with Ginger Dressing.

Ginger Dressing

In small mixing bowl, whisk together:

2 tablespoons peanut oil
½ cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon each dry sherry and sugar
2 teaspoons minced ginger
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

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