I’ve always loved salads. As I’ve gotten older the types of salads I like has changed. Before my favorites were Caesar, Chef, and Cobb Salad, all salads loaded with meats, vegetables and salad dressings. Nowadays I prefer lighter salads. Instead of all the meat, bacon or cold cuts I prefer a few slices of cured ham or none at all. Instead of extra vegetables I now love to add fruits. When it comes to cheese I prefer a light sprinkling usually of goat cheese. As for the dressing most times I opt for s simple drizzle of olive oil or a vinaigrette.
Another thing I’ve really come to love in my salads is nuts. Nuts add a crunch and another great flavor to salads. In today’s recipe I used the Hot & Spicy pecans from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. You may remember last week I told you all about the scrumptious pecans gift Mike sent me. If you missed it make sure you check it out and order yourself some pecans.
I don’t have much of a recipe for you as this is a very simple salad, simple but fantastic tasting. I used baby spinach, juicy blackberries, a few slices of smoky Czech cured ham (which doesn’t have the outer ring of fat), sprinkled some tart red pepper coated goat cheese, and lastly Hot & Spicy pecans from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. For the dressing I used extra virgin olive oil. I can’t tell you how well the Hot & Spicy pecans help bring all the flavors together. They added crunch, and a good dose of spicniess to the salad. These pecans have become my favorite toppings on everything, they are just perfect! Thanks again Mike.
In addition to the salad I want to share June’s edition of Taste From The Past.
– Homemade Almond Milk (Raw)
– Pork with Green Chiles (Part Mexican Part Czech, CzechXican)
– Emeril’s Crab Cakes with Avocado Emulsion
– Zemlovka, Czecho-Slovakian Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
– Agua de Sandia – Mexican Watermelon Water
Enjoy and I hope you have a great week ahead!