Monday, February 11

Recipe: Martin's Sweetheart Salad for Two

Morning! Boy its been a tough and busy winter round here between everyone gettin sick, trips (fun for me, hard for family), reunions, colds, freezing temperatures, and now the flu with my brothers wedding coming up and company staying the weekend. I have high hopes for March though, and try to remain positive throughout it all, cuz what else can you do really?:) Its not too hard to stay positive with Valentines day coming up and a sweet husband who makes me amazing food to eat.haha  
Martin just threw this together last week when I decided to have a 'clean' week (which was essentially an alkaline diet; vegetarian, minus most carbs and sugars too.), and I admit at being a little apprehensive to some of the combinations I saw! When I took my first bite however with a bit of lettuce, red onion, some strawberry, and his yummy dressing, I was amazed! 
We had the funnest time chatting and sharing our salad, searching for different combinations of fruit and veggies. I told him he had to name it, have fun writing it up and share it on the blog for Valentines day, so here is Martin's 'Sweetheart Salad' recipe: 

A generous salad built for two.  Beautiful love happens when gorgeous greens and ripe fruit get fresh with walnuts and sexy gorgonzola. 
Portions are approximate -- so tweak them your liking!

Build from bottom up:
4 cup Romaine & Rocket Lettuce, chopped/torn (or comparable green leafy mix)
2 Medium Cucumbers, rough chopped (peel only if skin isn’t tender)
½ Large Red Onion, diced   
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
½ Large Apple, rough chopped
1 Pear, rough chopped
1 cup Strawberries, rough chopped
½ cup Blackberries
½ cup Walnuts, rough chopped
1 cup Gorgonzola, mmm

Prepare in food processor:
½ Large Apple, diced (or apple juice for thinner dressing)
¼ cup Olive Oil, extra virgin
¼ cup Honey
6 Blackberries
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
Dash of Salt
And there you have it! Remember that if you'd like to make a smaller portion you can either cut the ingredients in half, or simply use the list as a guide in making the perfect sized salad for you:)
I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think! I know Martin would like to hear as well:) He's always interested in hearing peoples opinions on his inventious foods:) (I think I made that word up.haha) So feel free to drop a comment!
Take care today, 
xo, Emily


  1. This looks delish!!! Going to try it soon!

  2. That looks so good! ;)

  3. It looks quite yummy! I have been craving some fruit this afternoon and those blackberries look so good!

  4. Winter is the worst with weather problems and everyone getting sick! Not fun. This looks so so good!

  5. looks delicious!! my hubby makes fruity salads like theses. i loooove them.

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  6. OMG Delish! And since I'm grain/dairy/sugar free I can tweak this just right! Thanks! Now I know what I'm having for the weekend!!

  7. Looks yummy. I am currently into salads that include fruit and those yummy sesame sticks.

  8. This look so delicious. I love fruit in my salad!

  9. this salad looks divine! Ill have to give it a try!

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  11. How incredible is that, he just made this, lucky lucky girl!
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  12. Love the idea of the combination of salads & fruits - looks yummie :)

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  13. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

  14. Ohhhhhhhhh this looks delightful! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  15. oh myyy i want to eat this up right off my screen!!!

  16. Your salad looks yummy ,I must try it ,I will review it again.Recipes.

  17. We made this salad in my foods class. Very Very good.

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  18. Such a great looking recipe!