I’m a big fan of salads combining fruits, vegetables and cheese. I could eat them every day. When you’re having guests and you want to prepare something different from the usual green salad, this could work very well as a good-looking, tasty and not your everyday starter dish. There’s not much work with it either, ready in 15 minutes. The kids will love it too as it’s got sweet tasting fruit in it. Serves 4 adults.
For the salad:
150g baby or young spinach
2 ripe but still firm sweet pears cored and sliced.
Half a pomegranate’s arils
50g feta cheese crumbled
50g dried cranberries
50g walnuts, chopped and toasted
For the dressing:
80ml apple cider vinegar
1 tsp of clear honey
1 tsp of dijon or wholegrain mustard
2-3 tbsp of olive oil
Hint of freshly grounded pepper
Wash and drain the spinach leaves and place them into a large salad bowl. Toast the walnut pieces and prepare the dressing. Add all the ingredients and the dressing and combine well. I like it when the feta cheese covers the salad with a fine cheesy film, but if you prefer them in cubes or in bigger pieces just add them after you combined everything else and serve the salad with feta cheese topping.