Olive Parmesan Salad – Your Weight Loss Meal

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Salads are great especially when you are into weight loss or when you crave for healthy meals as permanent alternative to your non-nutritious and calorie-loaded routine meals. There is a wide-variety of salads that you can try. These range from chicken salad to non-meat salad options. If you want to try something new other than the usual macaroni or lettuce salad, why not try olive Parmesan salad? This will surely help enhance your body and lead you to a better and healthier life.

Olive Parmesan salad is great as a side dish or as full meal. Here are the ingredients that you need to garnish the salad and how to do it.

Ingredients:

1 large bulb fennel, core and stems removed, fronds reserved

3 navel oranges, peeled

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons minced shallots

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups baby spinach, stems removed, rinsed well and patted dry

20 oil-cured black olives

2 ounces Parmesan, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler

How to make an Olive Parmesan Salad:

Clean the fennel bulb by removing the core and the stems. Reserve the fronds. Get the fennel and cut it into halves and slice. Set aside the fennel bulb. Meanwhile, get a bowl and slice the oranges. Use the bowl to save the juice.

In the bowl where you save the orange juice, add shallots, oil, salt and pepper and whisk together.  Add in orange segments, spinach and fennel, tossing to coat well.  

Divide salad and top with olives, cheese and fennel fronds.  Serve immediately.

Salads are great meals if you love greens. Well you should. It does wonders to your body by detoxifying your body and helping it get rid of its waste. If you are into weight loss, better start loving your kitchen by making olive parmesan salad.

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Source by Riza Belgira

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