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Chef's Salad with Gouda Cheese

Chef's Salad with Gouda Cheese

A wholesome, healthy and filling chef's salad can be the perfect supper, especially when served with a hearty whole-grain bread.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 4 to 6


    1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into 1-1/2-inch long sticks
    1/2 tsp salt
    10 oz (300 g) aged or regular Canadian Gouda cheese
    6 oz (170 g) chunk salami or summer sausage
    1 cauliflower, cut into florets
    1 bunch watercress or arugula (or 3 cups spinach leaves)
    1/2 sweet red pepper, seeded and sliced
    4 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
    1/3 cup sweet pickled onions
    Mustard Dressing:
    2 tbsp each grainy mustard and mayonnaise
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 tbsp liquid from pickled onions
    1 tbsp cider vinegar
    1/4 tsp each paprika and pepper
    1 pinch salt
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Toss cucumber with salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water; pat dry. Cut cheese and salami into similar-sized sticks. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook cauliflower until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain well.

Mustard Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together mustard, mayonnaise, oil, pickled onion liquid, vinegar, paprika, pepper and salt.

In large bowl, toss together cauliflower, cucumber, watercress, red pepper and dressing; divide among plates. Arrange cheese, salami, eggs and pickled onions over top.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutritional Information

Per each of 6 servings: 0 cal 414 pro 23g total fat 31g
sat.fat 13g carb 11g fibre 3g chol 219mg
sodium 1,166mg potassium 471mg

% RDI:

calcium 37 iron 14 vit A 24 vit C 115
folate 34
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