Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 240: Super Salad

Yield: 1 salad
Time (Start to Finish): 45 min

2 cups mixed greens
goat cheese crumbled

1 tsp vinegar
olive oil (about 4-5 Tbsp)
fresh thyme, chopped
squeeze lemon juice

¼ cup walnuts
2 tsp brown sugar
sprinkle cayenne
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp butter

½ apple, chopped
4 strawberries, chopped

1. In a saucepan on med high heat, combine the walnuts, butter, sugar, cayenne, salt and pepper and mix until the nuts begin to smell like toast, and the sugar and butter are melted onto them. Set aside
2. Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, lemon, salt pepper and thyme for the dressing
3. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and toss for a wonderful salad!

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: I love fresh herds mixed with fruit on a salad. This is a very simple summery dish. I made it early in the morning, which is weird for breakfast to have salad, but it was awesome nonetheless. It travels well, just keep the dressing separate until you get to your destination, or its lunchtime. This is also an easy salad to make more of in case you are having a dinner party. You can use pecans, or pine nuts, or other fruits! Try it out. Oh, a nice basic ratio for dressing is 4 parts oil, 1 part vinegar, so play around with different flavor combos.

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