Looking for a party dish to WOW your guests? Look no further! Florentine Salad Crispy Parmesan Cups, will add pizaz to any party.

You can make small bowls to be used as appetizers for your guest, or make them larger and eat as your main meal. And the best part is, it’s fast and easy to make. These can also be filled with salad, fruit, or even pasta.

Florentine Salad Crispy Parmesan Cups

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Spinach, julienne
  • 1 Cup Radicchio, julienne
  • 1/4 Cup sliced Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup cooked Organic Wheat Orzo Pasta
  • 3 Tbsp Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Capers
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 6 Kalamata Olives sliced
  • Green Olives large slice for garnish
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes for garnish
  • Chopped Thyme for garnish
  • 1/2 Apple thinly sliced for garnish

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Boil 5 quarts water, add Orzo and cook about 8 – 9 minutes until al dente’.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

 

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Chop spinach, radicchio julienne style.

Slice cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

In a saute’ pan, add pine nuts to a dry pan. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

In a small bowl, add Dijon Mustard and 1 Lime juiced.  Mix until blended.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Add the rest of salad ingredients and mix until dressing is incorporated.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Parmesan Bowls  (If you are having a big party you can double, triple the recipe, or more!)

1 1/4 Cups (5 oz.) Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1 –  6 inch circle for main salad bowl

4 – 4 inch circles for small bowls

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Take a large cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Spread heaping 1/2 cups cheese and spread into one 6 inch circle.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Spread 1/3 heaping cups cheese per circle, and spread into four 3 inch circles 1 inch apart.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Bake in oven at 400 degrees 7 – 8 minutes until cheese is melted or until golden brown. Have four small cups turned upside down ready to put the cooked melted cheese on, to form the bowls.

Salad Recipes Parmesan Bowl Recipe

Florentine Salad Crispy Parmesan Cups

When cheese has melted, take out of oven, use a large spatula to drape each circle of cheese over the cups, then press lightly and form a bowl shape.

Florentine Salad Crispy Parmesan Cups

Fill with Florentine salad. Garnish with Green Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Thyme.

Pellegrino and Raspberry Drink

This is a refreshing drink that everyone will love. You can add champagne if you prefer.

2 Champagne Flutes

Fill with Pellegrino and top with fresh raspberries and apple slices.

Florentine Salad Crispy Parmesan Cups

Serve and enjoy the party!

Ooh Yeaaah finally an OSCAR WINNING APPETIZER! It’s Finger Lickin’ Good!

Chef Reilly’s 5 Spoon Review:

Food – 5 Spoons (Just won an Oscar)

Ambiance – 4 Spoons

Service – 4 Spoons

Taste – 5 Spoons (YEP, I OSCARED THIS ONE)

Chef Reilly’s F.A.S.T. Review total avg= 4 spoons!

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