I have a secret superpower: I make fantastic salads. I don’t do it often because it’s a lot of work but for your reading pleasure (and my health and whatever) here’s how I do it.
First, I follow the rule of AB3: Avocado + Beans, nuts, or seeds + 3 colours of vegs. Then I add 1-2 fruits for a bit of sweet and juiciness. And then I add cheese because life without cheese isn’t much of a life.
I vary the dressing but this time I used olive oil, fig-infused balsamic, and a pinch of kosher salt. Sometimes I add miso paste and/or maple syrup but I kept it simple this time.
Now my big secret is this (are you ready? This is a gamechanger): I put the greens into the bowl with the dressing and tossed them before adding any of the toppings, thusly:
Next I chopped and added all the fruits and vegs. A commenter on this blog (thanks Kelly!) suggested shaving the pear and cheese which I did – great tip!
Finally, in lieu of croutons, I drizzled some blood orange infused olive oil onto the cocktail bread and toasted it (omgyum!). The result:
Best salad ever!