Wednesday, December 14, 2011
There's no autumn here. It's summer whole year long, 365 days a year, oh next year will be 366.
Over the northern hemisphere, cranberries, pecans, pears and apples are in season few weeks back (some still are), and as usual, they land on our shores pretty much later. It may be Christmas soon, and it's usually associated with winter (but that's not the real thing anyway) so, it might be weird to serve an autumn salad with cranberries, pecans, apples and pears for Christmas, but then again, it's not really important because seasons don't play a major role here, except with the availability if imported fruits and vegetables. We just eat anything, anytime of the year.
Autumn Chopped Salad
Recipe sourced with adaptations from : Espresso and Cream
1 big head of romaine lettuce
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
Dollops of cream cheese
Crispy bacon bits (I skipped this)
Whole Grain Mustard Dressing
2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
¼ tsp salt
1. Chop romaine lettuce and line the base of a big plate with this.
2. Dice apples and pear (skin on). Sprinkle these on the lettuce.
3. Top with cranberries, cream cheese and chopped pecans. Add fried bacon bits if preferred.
4. Combine Dressing ingredients and dress just before serving.