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Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego

Spring Salad with Apples 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.

Radish Bunch

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.

Shaved Radish

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!

Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego

Yield: Serves 2, easily doubles, triples, etc

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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Comments

  1. Mi Vida en un Dulce posted on January 22, 2013 at 11:02 am (#)

    I’m like you, if I eat too much salad, then I don’t want to see any green thing of a long time, the problem is that we need and we have to eat salads.
    Adding pecans and manchego is great, I love both and I think makes taste a little bit different that other regular salads.

  2. aimee @ shugarysweets posted on January 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm (#)

    I love new salad recipes, this looks delicious!!!!

  3. Suzie posted on January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm (#)

    I am always looking for new and different salads, this looks and sounds wonderful Joann :)

  4. Joanne posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm (#)

    I must remember to eat more salad.
    I must remember to eat more salad.
    I must remember…

    :)

    Sounds yummy and it is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings!

  5. Scott Baird posted on January 23, 2013 at 3:23 am (#)

    As always, the photography is also excellent!

  6. Kim Bee posted on January 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm (#)

    Love this salad. I think this will be getting made next week.

  7. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm (#)

    I’m always looking for new ideas to eat more greens!