Pears. Pistachios. Dried Cherries. Feta. All in one salad today.
I am obsessed with fruit salads like this – growing up, my mom either made Syrian style salads (tabbouleh, cucumber-tomato mint, etc etc) or fruit-based salads like this (she was the one who inspired my Mango-Strawberry Avocado Salad).
Fruit-based salads are actually my favorite type of salads and are so much fun to make. They are easy to throw together and can easily be tweaked if you don’t have the exact ingredients on hand (apples for pears, blue cheese for feta, almonds for pistachios…).
I’m also loving today’s dressing – my go-to dressing is usually a balsamic-garlic dressing but I decided to mix it up with a bit of orange-flavored vinegar from Trader Joes. And I added cinnamon in celebration of all that is fall. Happy Thursday and thanks for reading!
Pear pistachio cherry salad
- Pears, sliced
- Feta, crumbled
- Pistachios, toasted
- Dried cherries
- 2 tsp sugar
- 3 T orange muscat champagne vinegar*
- 4 T olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Prepare salad ingredients in a large bowl or platter, layering lettuce first, then pears and topping with feta, pistachios and cherries.
- In a small bowl, mix together sugar and vinegar. Add in oil, cinnamon and garlic and whisk thoroughly. Serve dressing alongside salad.
*Any citrusy vinegar can be used.