Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mozzarella and Cilantro Salad (Frugal Food Thursday)

mozzarella cilantro

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This week, I'm featuring Mozzarella and Cilantro Salad, a lunch salad recipe I created this week.

I bought some bunches of cilantro for 39¢ each on this Penn Dutch shopping trip last week. Usually, I'd use the cilantro to make cilantro pesto to serve on pasta. But since I'm trying to cut down on carbohydrates, I thought to use them in a salad.

To the cilantro, I added the Polly-O mozzarella cheese I got on sale and with coupons at this Publix shopping trip.  And I added tomatoes, red peppers, and lettuce, also purchased at Penn Dutch on sale.  A little bit of salad dressing from my stockpile, and I had a delicious, fresh salad!

It's not the most sophisticated recipe, I have to admit, but it shows that you can have fresh, healthy food on a budget.

Here's the recipe: 


1 bunch cilantro
1 romaine heart, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
8 oz block mozzarella cheese, diced into cubes
2 tbsp Italian dressing

Wash and rinse cilantro well.  Remove cilantro leaves from the stems; discard stems.

In a large salad bowl, add the romaine, cilantro, red pepper, tomatoes, and mozzarella.  Add the Italian dressing and toss to coat.

Serves 4 as a lunch salad.

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mjskit June 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM  

This is like a capresse with cilantro instead of basil. I love that idea! Thanks for hosting! June 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM  

that salad looks delicious! thanks for hosting! this week, i shared my GF Cauliflower Pancakes with Kale Pesto! it's Gluten Free, Body Ecology Diet friendly with a Vegan option!

Chaya Selig June 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM  

This is my kind of salad. I love cheese as an addition.

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Emily June 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

I've featured this post at a summer salad roundup on my blog. You can stop by and grab featured button if you would like. this has been featured at this weeks tasty tuesday party. Check it out!

Carole July 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . I found this through Full Plate Thursday

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