It wouldn't be fair for me to prettily punctuate this post with a crowbarred story about salad when in fact, this is an unashamed, full on love-fest for the salad I made this week.
It's a throw it all in affair - quantities are really up to you. Who am I to tell you how much bacon you should have? Have as much as you like! There should be a law to protect those rights.
Anyway, here's the dream combo:
- Baby spinach (torn up into socially acceptable pieces - my least favourite thing about salads is the large green bits that are surprisingly big and make you look like a hog when you eat in public)
- Cherry or plum tomatoes halved (or whole - you crazy thing, you)
- Feta cheese crumbled in
- Half a pomegranate sprinkled over (getting those little red jewels out of the pom is a pain in the ass, but totally worth it)
- Crispy grilled bacon on top (maple cured in this house for the Canadian touch)
This is all topped off by a zingy dressing made from (taste test your quantities for each):
- Olive oil
- Wholegrain mustard
- Squeezy honey
- Apple cider vinegar
Pomegranates in everything are my latest obsession. Off to pin some recipes while the boy wonder has a nap!
Bon Appetit lovers!