Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Leftover Week: Cheezy Corny Chopped Salad

This is such a great simple dish, and one of my current most favorite "quick and easy" go-to meals.
If you have all of the ingredients it makes for a very satisfying meal all on its own, and it can also be a very surprisingly successful side dish to bring to a potluck. If you don't tell anyone that it's dairy, gluten, meat free and raw then you won't have to worry about any raised eyebrows, and you WILL have people asking for the recipe once it's all been scarfed down. I promise! I've already done this twice. 

Cheezy Corny Chopped Salad
Step 1.
In your favorite Salad serving bowl combine the following:
1 c Broccoli - chopped
1 c Cauliflower - chopped
4 to 5 Romaine leaves - chiffonade (my favorite way to cut just about any leafy green)
3 limbs of Celery - chopped
*2 ears of fresh Corn - removed from husk
*For a different twist you can opt to use fresh or frozen green Peas in place of the Corn - just remember that you won't be able to call it a Cheezy Corny Chopped Salad if you decide to do so. Instead you'll have to call it Easy Peasy Cheezy Salad! (Thanks for this RAD rename idea Heather!)
Step 2.
Toss the chopped Salad with one of the following:
The Juice of 1 Orange
4 to 5 Tbsp of the following salad dressing:
Spicy Orange Viniagrette
Into your Food Processor or High Speed blender:
1 Orange, Sectioned (squeeze the Orange remains into the processor/blender to be sure that you're not missing out on any juices!)
1/2 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 c Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 to 1 tsp Orange Zest
1 tsp Chives (dried)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
---Puree very well---
Step 3. 
Make 1 Batch of the following:
Caraway Cottage Cheeze
1/4 c (packed) Zucchini - peeled and shredded
1 c Raw Macadamia Nuts
1 pinch Lemon Pepper
1 (heaping) tsp Dijon Mustard (this is my personal favorite brand)
1/2 tsp Garlic Granules
2 tsp Ground Caraway 
1 tsp Dillweed dried
1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice Sea
Salt to taste
1/4 c Water 
Pulse/Puree the above ingredients very well, scraping down the walls of your food processor two or three times making sure to keep the 'Cheeze' slightly grainy in texture. Add all //or// half of the batch of Cheeze into your Corny Chopped Salad - and POOF: It's Cheezy!

There's much more Leftover Week recipes on the way - so keep checking in. And don't forget about Addicted to Veggies on Twitter! I've recently began posting daily tips - fun, informative, and encouraging stuff. 

Yummy eating to you all!


  1. apologies for the awful formatting of this post! blogger has be going absolutely MAD right now!!

  2. I keep meaning to make your recipes and have forgotten. I am trying to lose some weight with a different program but your recipes always look so fantastic and I know I would love them. They just look so. yummy. Of all the blogs I see in the blogsphere, yours is one of my faves by far.

  3. Sarahfae I'm literally obsessed with this caraway cottage cheeze; so thanks for the recipe!! I'm going to buy more macadamia's during lunch...I'm really glad there's a whole foods by my office

  4. Talula - Thank you SOSOSO much for the kind words!! Your encouragement is only fuel for me to make more and share more!!

  5. Lacey,
    I'm seriously thinking about changing the name of this blog to "Cracked out on Caraway Cottage Cheeze". At the very least I may have to devote a weeks worth of recipes to that stuff. SO glad that I'm not alone in my non-stop cravings for it!

  6. My mother hi-jacked what i had left over from yesterday out of the fridge at work...but I can't be mad because at least she's eating raw, vegan cheese.

  7. Can't wait to make this. (I am eating a bowl of caraway cottage cheeze right now XD)

    I love corn, but I'm not a huge fan of broccoli and can only tolerate cauliflower when it is smothered in a sauce... Any sub suggestions? :)

  8. Wow, this looks soo good! The cottage cheeze = genius!

  9. Kate - Yay! you made the Cottage Cheeze???

    I think a decent sub for Broccoli & Cauliflower would be cubed/chopped Zucchini (peeled), and even Cabbage too (thinly sliced and roughly chopped).
    I'd play around with it.
    Lemme know if you come up with any success!

  10. Yes, and it was delicious! Ooh, I think those subs would work well, I do like zucchini and cabbage.

    Also, I think this cheeze would work excellently as a stuffing for pasta (although that's not raw... :3)


  11. Ohhh! Kate - that's a great idea! And who cares if it's not raw! There's no rules here!