Saturday, September 18, 2010

Special Occasion Salad

Now salads are an everyday menu item at the Manatee household. This salad is a 'treat' salad. We were invited to dinner by some friends and we knew they were going to serve pork tenderloin. I volunteered a salad- for Manatee a salad is a dessert hence why I refer to him as Manatee- so I knew this would make him happy.
I just got my own copy of The Flavor Bible and decided to put it to use. I looked up pork tenderloin and then from there put together a salad that ended up being a great compliment to the pork.

I wish I had taken a picture of it because it was quite lovely (unlike the potato leek soup) but perhaps next time.

Special Occasion Salad

Organic Spring Mix
Dried Cranberries
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Sesame Stix
Crumbled Feta Cheese (optional)
1/2 Apple
1/2 Pear
approx. 2 Tbsp of lemon juice

4 parts olive oil
3 parts Balsalmic vinegar
2 parts dijon mustard

Mix together the spinach and spring mix.

Add the dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

Cut the apple and pear into small slivers. Toss with the lemon juice. Add to salad.

Serve the sesame sticks and feta cheese on the side.

Mix together the ingredients for the dressing. Shake. Serve on the side.




  1. Yum! The pears and apples especially sound so good!

  2. I have to say, normally I am not a fruit in a salad type of person but the apples and pears are really good! Tossing them in the lemon juice really helps them from being overly sweet. :)