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Cheese And Broccoli Salad With Basil Dressing

Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Mild cheddar cheese 8 Ounce, cut into 1x1/4-inch sticks
  Broccoli flowerets 4 Ounce, blanched (2 cups)
  Silvered toasted almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Black olives 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped, ripped in brine (12 large ones)
  Romaine lettuce leaves 8
  Arugula/Watercress 4 Ounce, trimmed of large stems (1 bunch)
  Sweet red peppers/Pimiento - 1 jar (7 ounces) , drained and cut into strips, for garnish 2 , roasted , cut into strips
Directions

MAKING

1) For making the basil dressing, mix the oil, basil, vinegar, garlic and pepper in a large bowl.
2) Put the cheddar cheese, almonds, broccoli along with black olives to the dressing.
3) Toss all the ingredients well.

SERVING

4) Take the serving plate and arrange romaine leaves along with watercress.
5) Add the cheese salad over the lettuce and garnish it with roasted red pepper strips.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Quick
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes

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