One of my favorite things to do when the kids are in bed and all of my “mom duties” are done for the day is to watch a little TV while checking in on Facebook and Instagram. I really only watch two channels – HGTV and The Food Network. I just LOVE all the brilliant ideas I get from the shows. (and my husband does, too! haha!) One we love to watch together is “Chopped“. I would TOTALLY rock at that show! AND I just got the chance to with this “Chopped at Home” challenge!
I was asked by the folks at Chopped and Sargento to come up with a dish using the following ingredients:
Sargento Cheese – 4 State Cheddar
I have this in the bag! I LOVE all of these ingredients! The first thing that came to mind that was inline with how I cook at home, was to make a kale salad with a delicious, good for you dressing! It was perfect!
And, let me tell you it was the bomb! I loved this salad! And it was simple to make. Fresh ingredients that are good for you. You can’t go wrong!
I have to say that my favorite thing about this salad was the Sargento 4 State Cheddar Cheese crisps. They gave the salad a ton of flavor and crunch. I love a good salad but I want it to have a good flavor. These crisps did just that! Try making them for yourself at home. They’re super easy to make! But be warned – your family will keep walking by and grabbing them before you have your salad all put together. They are a pretty good snack!
Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. For more inspiration, check out the Sargento Pinterest page Pinterest.com/sargentocheese/ or visit Sargento.com for more information. The Chopped at Home Challenge gives viewers a chance to create their best recipe using the selected basket ingredients, including Sargento Shredded Cheese, for a chance to win $10,000!
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Kale Salad with Cheese Crisps
- 2 cups Kale
- 1 Slice Bacon - cooked and crumbled
- Oyster Crackers
- Sargento 4 State Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
- Add Kale to a large salad bowl
- Top with bacon, oyster crackers, cheese crisps and dressing.
- Serve immediately.
- To make cheese crisps, add small pinches of cheese to a hot skillet. Allow to cook until the cheese is melted and starts to slightly brown. Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel to cool and crisp.
- To make dressing - mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a jar. Shake to combine.