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
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
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,