Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Hello Spring" Salad

I love salads. They can be simple or gussied up, ethnic or themed, healthy or indulgent. I'm partial to adding meat to my salads, but I skipped that this time while I send out the old season with something light and fresh.

Here's what you need:
-1 head of red leaf lettuce
-feta cheesee
-1 small fennel bulb
-2 asian pears (what you get when an apple and a pear have a baby)

The fennel adds a nice bite that I find more interesting than celery, the asian pears add a tangy sweetness. This goes best with a sweeter vinaigrette, like balsamic or apple cider.

Feel free to add meat, onion for more kick, or fresh herbs.

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