Dinner?

Salad? Crikey, one has been known to dodge salad not enjoy. This may change how you feel darlings. Having recently bought a salad cook book ( whatever) and found that the author had rammed nearly every page with a picture of her children and not the salad ( of course they are your pride and joy ) but really?? One must look for other inspiration.

The Americans have such a thing as a dinner salad. Make it with gourmet ingredients et voila!

Romance… In a bowl??
Eatlovesavor pop up on ones twitter feed dangling delicious treats under ones nose. Everything seems so utterly irresistible that one feels duty bound to give it a whirl.

Sabrina, a girl who eats salad.

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Of course the setting helps.

However anything that is shared and made with love will be enjoyed together. Girls particularly love the sweet savoury fruity mix. Thankfully Mr.Lee loves a salad. Chopping, slicing and opening jars. Even I can do that!!

Gourmet dinner salad.
Recipe Angela Turner

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Ingredients

5 cups salad greens ( bag of mixed salad leaves)
1 store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 pear
1⁄2 cucumber, English
1⁄2 bulb fennel
3 Belgian endives
1 jar (170 ml) artichoke hearts packed in oil, drained
2 tomatoes cut into 8 slices each
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
1⁄4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

1. Wash and dry the salad leaves. Put them in a large salad bowl. Add the chicken.

2. In a food processor, ( or finely by hand) thinly slice the pear, cucumber, fennel, and Belgian endives. Toss with the salad leaves.

3. Add the drained artichokes (leave a little oil on them to go into the salad) and tomato slices.

4. Add the salt and toss. Add the olive oil and toss again.

5. Add the red wine vinegar and toss again.

6. Add the cherries and goat cheese. Toss and serve.

Food combining at its best.

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