Chop Salad With Dried Cranberries and Ricotta Salata
15 mins (prep 15)
9 ingredients
4 servings
The only knife needed here is to prepare this salad. It all chopped small enough so no need to set a knife to use while eating. Ricotta Salata is one of Italy's most unusual and least understood sheep's milk cheeses. This snow-white variation of Ricotta originated in Sicily. Spongy and smooth, Ricotta Salata is a rindless cheese made from lightly salted sheep's milk curd and whey that is pressed and dried even before the cheese is aged for at least three months, giving this pure white cheese a dense but slightly spongy texture and slightly salty, not overly salty or "sheepy." Instead, it boasts a mellow blend of nutty, milky and sweet flavors, with consistency being versatility in cooking. This is not ricotta as Americans have come to know ricotta. In Italian, ricotta simply means ""recooked."" It is a cheese-making process rather than a specific cheese. This ricotta is also a salata, or ""salted,"" cheese. If using feta in place of ricatto salata be sure to soak and rinse in cold water before diced. Try Candied Walnuts & for a dressing Maple Dijon Dressing or fresh lemon juice if keeping the fat out of your food intake.

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Serving Size (30.19 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 160.06 Calories from Fat 117.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.0g 79.97%
Saturated Fat 1.22g 24.36%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.7mg 0.12%
Total Carbohydrate 11.02g 14.7%
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g 30.35%
Sugars 7.08 g %
Protein 3.01g 24.08%
Vitamin A 3.94IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 20.33mg% Iron 0.63mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
stalk celery, grape tomatoes