Nourish your body and keep hunger away with this refreshing salad enriched with your choice of brie cheese. Perfect to serve as late breakfast, lunch or dinner!
This vegetarian salad is all about putting together a real food snack or meal in just a few minutes. It’s easy to prepare, always fresh and comes packed with a few surprises that make it both delicious and super healthy.
Are you ready to have some fun? Let’s get started!
What makes this salad with brie cheese different?
I want to share with you a few things that I believe will make the difference between an ordinary salad and this refreshing salad with brie cheese. This salad is:
Very easy to make + it’s refreshing
Salty and a bit sweet … you’ll see what I’m talking about in a bit!
Can be “upgraded” with your favorite extras (more on this below)
Super healthy and loaded with all kinds of “good-for-you” nutrients
Made with lots of fresh vegetables that match perfectly together
Lots of healthy fats and protein from eggs and brie cheese
It’s Healthy! Comes with an assortment with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
Vegetarian, Keto & Low-carb
No sugar or refined seed oils added
No additives, preservatives and fillers added
Very cheap to make!
Perfect to surprise your partner with a healthy lunch salad
Doesn’t cost much either which is great, right?!
When it comes to food, I like being creative in the kitchen and this salad is no exception. This salad is made with lots of fresh ingredients and won’t take you more than a few minutes to put together.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this salad:
- Baby Spinach
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Bell Pepper
- Hemp Seeds
- Boiled Eggs
- Brie Cheese (French origin)
This salad with brie cheese can be upgraded!
To tell you the truth, this salad is so good that you won’t need anything else to go with it, not even a salad dressing. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t add your favorite extras to enhance its flavor and/or nutrient content.
Here are a few of the things that I would consider adding to this salad:
- Nuts – Try walnuts, pecans, cashew nuts or pine nuts. All of them are great options that will add a bit of variation to your salad. Don’t add all of them, rather try to variate each time and see which one you like most.
- Seeds – You could use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead of hemp seeds.
- Avocado – One of the best things that you can eat, avocado is literally packed with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and plenty of fiber.
- Olives – Personally, I would match this salad with either kalamata olives or classic green olives, but salty dried olives with thyme are another great option.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I like using pure virgin olive oil that comes from the islands of Greece.
- Hot Peppers – In case you like spicy foods, add in your favorite hot pepper and don’t look back!
- Pinch of Salt – I haven’t included salt in the ingredients list because the brie cheese that I used is already salty. You can definitely add a pinch of salt here or there if you feel like more salt
Pro Tip: I like buying true French brie of different types, preferably made using raw milk. What I discovered is that a true French brie can really make or brake a salad, so I strive to always buy the best brie cheese I can find.
Tips for choosing the best brie cheese
- When it comes ti buying brie cheese, I like buying French brie cheese of different types, preferably made from raw milk.
- I discovered is that a true French brie can really upgrade a salad, so I strive to always buy the best brie cheese that I can find.
- There are quite a few types of brie cheeses that come with different textures, tastes and aromas. The price usually reflects the quality of the milk (pasteurized or raw milk), the aging process, fat content, mold type or other additions (like for instance nuts added into the cheese).
- If you’re just starting with brie cheese, try getting a type that has a solid texture. The reason behind this advice is that a hard textured brie cheese doesn’t have that much mold compared to more “aged” versions like “Brie de Meaux”.
- For best results, make sure to look for brie cheese that is of French origin, while staying away from brie cheese produced by big corporations.
- In case you don’t have access to French brie cheese, your next best option is to buy brie cheese made locally from organic milk. I discovered that organic cheese producers will most likely take the time to put together a decent quality brie, although it doesn’t compare to French brie cheese (unless the organic cheese producers are also from France).
- When it comes to the more aged cheeses like “Brie de Meaux”, the only option is to buy French since this, for instance, is a type of brie cheese that is only made in France.
- Last, but not least, know that camembert is not brie cheese. Camembert is a type of cheese similar to brie but with a very strong flavor. I guess it’s safe to say that camembert is a few times stronger than your average brie cheese.
I hope you’ll enjoy this refreshing salad as much as we did, and please don’t forget to share it with someone you love. Sharing is caring!
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Refreshing Salad with French Brie and Other Goodies
- 100-150 g baby spinach
- 20 g rucola (optional)
- 2 slices pineapple (cut big)
- 1 carrot (grated)
- 15-20 cherry tomatoes
- 1 red onion (chopped)
- 1/2 cucumber (slices)
- 1 bell pepper (cut big)
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 3-4 boiled eggs
- 100 g brie cheese (preferably French brie)
- Add everything into a salad bowl, except for the hemp seeds, eggs and brie cheese.
- Mix a bit to spread everything nicely.
- Cut the brie cheese into big slices and add on top of the salad.
- Now add boiled eggs (whole or cut in half).
- Spread hemp seeds over the entire salad.
- That was it! Portion and serve all day long!