If you ever panic about having to make salad in a hurry, I am about to rescue you! This is easy, goes with every main dish imaginable, and will look perfectly festive on your dinner table.
I cheated and bought the greens already mixed, washed and dried. This saved me tons of time, making it possible to put together a salad last minute!
You will need: 1 lb wild greens (red & green romaine, red & green Chard, baby spinach, radicchio, mustard greens, collards, kale, beet greens, mizuna, frisee…..to name but a few!), roughly chopped into manageable pieces, 1/3 to 1/2 cup dried cherries, 1 1/2 cups diced strong cheddar, (I used a horseradish cheddar which was amazing!), 1 crisp apples, diced (optional), 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbs good quality balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp sea-salt flakes (I used Maldon), several grinds of freshly cracked black pepper
1 – Put washed and dried salad greens into a bowl and top with cheese, cherries and apples.
2 – Mix oil, balsamic, honey, salt, and pepper together. Taste, and add more balsamic, salt or pepper according to your taste.
Dress salad and toss just before serving.