While I think pear and prosciutto go together so well as an appetizer that you don’t really need to add anything else, in this recipe I did add pomegranate seeds and spinach to create an actual salad. This salad could be served before dinner; it could be one of the appetizers on your table; or you could have it for lunch.
I am still recovering from my 10 days of travel, so this post will be brief and about fresh and healthy ingredients – exactly what I need after eating out for 10 days. Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Fruit, Pears, Pomegranates, Prosciutto, Recipe, Salads, Side Dish, Spinach, Vegetables, Vegetarian
I love pomegranate seeds and eat them pretty much as is, as a mid-day snack, but I also started looking for good recipes that call for actual pomegranate seeds. I just found and tested this one from Epicurious.com, and it is a keeper! Everybody who tried this salad so far has been in awe. And because it’s so colorful and festive and has lots of seasonal fruit (apples and pears) plus pomegranates and hazelnuts, I will be serving it this Christmas!
This salad is good on so many levels. First of all, the combination of flavors is out of this world! It’s fruity, tarty, crunchy, sweet and sour – all at the same time! It’s like a fruit salad, but with a big savory side coming from spinach and Gorgonzola cheese. Pomegranates with their unusual sweet-tart flavor add their own amazing dimension. Definitely serve it with the cheese – the Gorgonzola cheese to this salad is akin the icing to the cake. Continue reading
Posted in Apples, Cheese, Christmas, Fruit, Gorgonzola, Pears, Pomegranates, Recipe, Salads, Spinach, Vegetables, Vegetarian
I haven’t posted a single Thanksgiving-related recipe this season, and what am I posting the night before the Thanksgiving Day? Not a recipe for stuffing, pie, pumpkin soup or potato gratin. No. I am posting a mere salad recipe. A Thanksgiving salad recipe. Who eats salads on Thanksgiving, you might ask? Continue reading
Posted in Agave Nectar, Appetizer, Arugula, Cheese, Fruit, Gorgonzola, NaBloPoMo, Pears, Recipe, Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian
This is an incredible salad recipe, which combines a variety of flavors: beets, oranges, pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, arugula. Give it a try!
Small amounts of beets go great with green salads. In fact, seems like almost all fine dining restaurants these days have a green salad with beets on the menu.
This salad combines different flavors which play off one another: tart and sweet, earthy and peppery, fresh and cooked. Continue reading