Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad is a family favorite because it’s hearty yet light and refreshing. I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.
This recipe is super easy to make and can be served as a main dish or side dish at your next gathering. There is no reason not to make this cheesy salad with only five ingredients!
It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and will impress everyone who tastes it with its zesty zing.
What is Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad?
Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad is a version of a classic salad known as “Tuscan salad.” The Tuscan version has olives, almonds, and anchovies, while the version we are making here has only cheddar cheese.
The salad’s name could either be a reference to Annette (Aunt Myrna), or it might be for my daughter’s 80th birthday.
How to make Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad
- 1 lb. (16 oz.) bag of Colby jack cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 small purple onion, diced
- 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon salt (or to taste)
- 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
Price In Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad
The price per serving is $3.66. However, it can be made in large batches and frozen. This recipe makes about 6 servings.
The price per serving drops to $0.97 when you consider making this salad for only one meal instead of using it as a side dish for six different meals.
Health Benefits of Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad
This cheesy salad is low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It is also gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly. If you are dieting and counting calories, this cheese salad can be a good substitution for other high-calorie meals with similar amounts of energy.
Outstanding 7 Freezing Ideas of Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad
1. Freeze in a double layer of plastic wrap.
2. Freeze in an airtight container, such as a freezer bag or an airtight container.
3. Freeze on wax paper in advance and then transfer to an airtight container for later use.
4. Bake for five minutes at 350°F and then freeze.
5. Bake in an oven-proof dish and transfer to a freezer-safe bag once baked.
6. Freeze on wax paper in advance with parchment paper between several layers of wax paper.
7. Freeze in vacuum bags.
Is It Healthy?
It is not healthy, yet it is a good substitution for unhealthy foods. For example, the fat in this salad is trans-fat-free, and the sodium content is low. It also uses marinated cheese, so there are no preservatives or additives, making it a healthy food.
What do others have to say about Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad?
Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad has been rated for taste by 58 people. The overall rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
The recipe has been rated for ease without a recipe, for a taste for a party, timing by people who create a recipe and rate it, and presentation.
This cheese salad has been combined with other recipes to make variations, such as Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad Cake.
What could you add to Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad?
If you want to add more flavor to this recipe, feel free to do so. You could add more garlic to the salad dressing or sprinkle some over the top.
You could also add some paprika to give it a reddish tint. I have also seen recipes that use pepperoni, ham, bacon, lettuce, olives, or tomatoes instead of the purple onion and tomato used in this recipe serving size.
What could you remove from Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad?
If you would like to reduce the calories and cholesterol for this recipe, you can remove about a cup of cheese from it. You could also omit the sesame seeds from the salad.
Is It Gluten-Free?
This recipe is gluten-free. The cheese used in this salad is 100% dairy-free and able to be made with a separate batch of cheese that is considered gluten-free.
Is It Vegetarian Friendly?
This recipe is vegetarian-friendly. The type of cheese used in this salad does not come from an animal source, nor is this recipe cooked in a product that has been made from an animal.
What’s the best part about Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad?
Aunt Myrna’s Party Cheese Salad is baked in the oven to melt the cheese and give it a crispy crust. It is then topped off with sesame seeds for extra crunch and toasted flavor.
It is so easy to make and tastes so good. Some people prefer to spread the cheese on a bagel instead of making a salad. Then, they can add some tomato, onions, and mustard before they bake it in the oven.
Aunt Myrna’s party cheese salad is one of those recipes passed down through the generations and improved with each new recipe.
It can be served as a side dish to complement your favorite meal, or it can be eaten on its own as a snack. This cheesy salad is loaded with flavor and will appeal to anyone who loves an onion flavor.
No matter how you decide to serve it, I’m sure it will become part of your family’s tradition.