I love cheese. With thyme leaves. My trade off for diving into this decadence without the heaviness of carbs as a base, is to layer the cheese generously on warm grilled vegetables instead. For this recipe, I placed an order for zucchinis/courgettes, sweet cherry tomatoes and Nabulsi cheese from Greenheart Organic Farms to create this simple, healthy organic dish. Zucchini is a winner sitting at only 17 calories per 100g, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol and its peel is a great source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation. Nabulsi cheese is a Palestinian cheese (made from goats and cows milk at Greenheart’s farm – free from antibiotics and pesticides) and is very versatile when cooked and grilled…giving it the perfect melt-in-the-middle and grilled to crispy-golden-perfection at the top. It is also used in traditional Arabic desserts during Ramadan such as Konafah.
This is one of my favorite no-fuss healthy recipes – I hope you enjoy recreating it at home!
When pressed for time – this salad will fill you up nicely and can be made ahead of time for two large main meals and takes under 5 minutes to prepare. Thanks to Greenheart Organic Farms for delivering fresh local, organic Rocca leaves and Nabulsi cheese to my doorstep today! The Vitamin C rich Rocca leaves (also known as Arugula and Rocket), paired with salt-free and soft Nabulsi cheese, topped with roasted smoked almonds for a good crunchy dose of protein, fiber, calcium and vitamin E, is a winner. Did I mention how light and filling it is at the same time? Yes, it’s possible.
Rocca Leaves with Nabulsi Cheese and Roasted Almonds – Produce by Greenheart Organic Farms