There are a lot of things in this that make me happy, a good book, an interesting movie, spending time with friends, a glass of wine, a delicious meal and peanut butter. I have mentioned before that I don’t like boring salads. I personally think that the garden salads they serve at a lot of restaurants in the US are an abomination, so predictable and boring. Maybe that was the reason that for a long time I didn’t eat salads. I used to think they were all boring. But then I started to read other food blogs and I realized that my salad fate was on my own hands. I’m so glad I took that road. Now salads are one of the best part of my meals. Sometimes they are so good that I just eat salad until I’m full.
That was the case with this one. I got inspired by a pear salad they serve at Azul in Condesa, I used very few ingredients that I had at hand and the result was a salad so delicious that I see myself eating this several times a month from now on. The best part was the peanut butter dressing. Yes, you read me right, peanut butter. I might have finally gone crazy, or just getting back to my normal crazy self. I tasted the dressing I had made for the salad and I wasn’t satisfied. I took another look at the pantry and saw the jar of peanut butter begging me to use it. Why not? I thought. Trust me on this one, it was the right call.
- The ingredients:
- ½ romaine lettuce
- ½ red leaf lettuce
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 pear
- 100 gr goat cheese
- -For the dressing:
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 1 TBSP peanut butter
- ground black pepper
- pinch of salt
- The how-to:
- Cut the pears in quarters and remove the core. Slice them and set apart.
- In a bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients until well blended.
- Arrange the greens in the center of a plate. Arrange the pear slices around them.
- Arrange one or two slices of the goat cheese on top. You can also crumble it and sprinkle on top.
- Drizzle salad with dressing and enjoy!