Friday, March 16, 2012

Autumn Salad

Sweet fruit and toasted nuts give this colorful salad a host of flavors to enjoy.

  •  Lettuce of your choice (I recommend baby romaine or mesclun greens)
  • 1 Sweet red apple (gala or fuji), sliced thin
  • a few handfulls of pecan halves, toasted
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced
  • Red onion, sliced thin (to taste - use as much or as little as you like)
  • a few handfulls of raisins
Once you have all your ingredients washed and chopped just mix it together in a big bowl, and enjoy with your favorite dressing!

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar accompany this salad well. Or make your own dressing - Mint-Shallot Vinaigrette. (recipe tbd)

Tips for variations:
  1. Instead of an apple, try a sweet red anjou pear.

  2. Swap out the pecans and replace with walnuts.

  3. Sub out the raisins with currants or chopped dates.

  4. Add some chopped fresh figs if they are in season.

  5. Replace the grape tomatoes with heirloom cherry tomatoes.

  6. If you eat some grassfed, organic dairy, add some brie or soft goat cheese.

No comments:

Post a Comment