Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego
I’m one of those people who reads the spoilers online if I miss an episode of my favorite TV show…so I’m also one of those people who just can’t help but tell you that I’m doing a super exciting giveaway this Thursday. I’m giving away a certain something that I LOVE and it retails around $600. It’s a big giveaway!
I can also tell you that this big giveaway post is paired with a pretty indulgent recipe, so before then, we must prepare ourselves with a salad.
As much as I mumble and groan sometimes about salad (I get tired of it if I eat it too often), there are also times when I just love a big bowl of leafy greens with all sorts of vibrant, colorful ingredients. I couldn’t stop photographing the radishes I bought because they are just so ridiculously beautiful.
I try to think of salad as kind of like an ice cream sundae, but healthy and made with nature’s jewels. You take a base of leafy greens and add whatever toppings you want to it.
It may not taste like a creamy delicious bowl of ice cream, but sometimes a salad can be truly delicious. Pick ingredients that go brilliantly together and be generous with them, and I think you can truly rave about a salad.
This salad is made with spring mix, shaved radish, tangerine segments, apple cubes, pecans, and manchego, and I think they all pair really well together, not to mention the fact that they make for a vibrant and colorful salad. Here’s the recipe!
- 2 handfuls of spring mix
- 2 baby radishes
- 1/2 a crisp apple
- 1 tangerine
- 1/4 cup toasted pecans
- 1/4 cup cubed manchego cheese
- 1-2 tbsp balsamic dressing*
- salt and pepper
- Slice the radishes super thin with a mandolin (you can also use a knife if you don't have a mandolin). This is the mandolin I use
- Cube the apple (here's a video for it if you don't know how). Segment the tangerine (here's another video on how to do that).
- Toss all of the ingredients together and taste a piece of lettuce. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
*I don't bother making my own dressing, as I like the storebought kind better. My favorite is the creamy balsamic from Whole Foods, but use your favorite dressing here.
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