Festive Salad (serves 6-8)

 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.

Festive Salad

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!

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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.

2 responses to “Festive Salad (serves 6-8)

  1. Merry Christmas crappy kitchen. Thanks for all the inspiring recipes!

  2. Thank you Michael. I hope to plug on into 2012, so stay tuned. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Tess x

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