Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Salad

Of all the menu items I made yesterday, my favorite was the salad. I copied the ingredients from a salad I had recently at the French Hen, but I changed the dressing and the type of greens.

I used fresh baby greens tossed with a dressing made of 1/4 c. mayo, 1/4 c. maple syrup, 3T wine vinegar, and 1/2 c. oil. I put the tossed greens on a plate, arranged pear slices, sprinkled pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts on top, and added bleu cheese crumbles. My only regret is that I didn't make more. [The French Hen used baby spinach and a balsamic dressing. My maple dressing worked very well with the pears and cheese.]

Part of the fun was opening a pomegranate for the first time. I'd had the seeds, had the juice, but I had never actually purchased a pomegranate. My best advice would be to wear an apron when you disassemble one. Lots of spurts from those little juicy seeds!

4 comments:

Sara said...

Your salad sounds yummy! I always passed on salads before....now salads are my favorite. Salads certainly help with my weight loss....I will try your dressing recipe!

Thanks for sharing!

Sue Kinsey said...

I always let John "do" the pomegranates. He grew up in California and they had their own Pomegranate tree. It's definitely a messy process. I just wish my tile backsplash was a darker color. You can't beat having the little jewel-like pieces on a salad.

Cindy said...

I will try this recipe for sure...

Connie said...

I laughed at the comment about the backsplash. Mine looked like a set from CSI when I finished -- not to mention my (favorite) pajamas which immediately went into the washer. I even had "blood" splatters on my eyebrows! Really, it was an experience I recommend:)