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
-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.