January 19, 2018

An Easy Trick to Make Salads Feel More Inviting in Winter

I'm a huge fan of green salads, but how to eat them when it's cold. So here I am, sitting in front of my computer with my hands wrapped around a hot cup of coffee and the last thing I want is...
a cold green salad. But here's an easy way to make an otherwise chilly salad feel more inviting during the cold weather months.
Green Salad with Pear, Pomegranate, Pistachios, and Warmed Up Goat Cheese.

This is a pretty simple and easy recipe that is sure to impress.

I like to add pistachios (but sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, and pecans are a good addition too) and warmed up goat cheese to my salads. The combination of the nuts with cheese is scrumptious. Warm, creamy, crunchy goat cheese with hearty greens. Heaven!


For the salad:

1 goat cheese round
16-ounce (170 g) bag mixed greens
1 Bosc ripe pear, halved, peeled, cored, each half cut into wedges
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
Fine sea salt

For the vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
Fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper


For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, until the vinaigrette is thickened.
Put the goat cheese into the oven onto a baking dish.
Bake the goat cheese on both sides until browned. You want the cheese to be firm on the outside but slightly soft and warm on the inside.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss to combine.
Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Top the salad with the warm goat cheese. Garnish with pear, pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
Serve warm, while the cheese is hot.

Hope you have a delicious weekend! xx