Few people cook as well as my sister-in-love, Michele. She made this easy summer salad for me in June and I’ve been making it regularly since.
It’s the perfect summer salad with all the characteristics of a satisfying meal. Serve it alone or as a luscious side.
Easy Summer Salad ala Michele
-Goat cheese infused with honey
-Sliced fresh peaches
-Any kind of lettuce
-Your favorite balsamic vinaigrette
Here’s how simple it is:
Put lettuce in a big bowl. Add whatever quantities of the other ingredients that look right to you. I use one big peach or two small ones and handfuls of pecans (satisfying crunch!) and cranraisins (in a quantity that match the number I’m serving.) Small chunks of goat cheese add protein, and the honey infused kind makes it even more delicious.
Add dressing, toss and you are good to go with an easy summer salad to tempt any palate!
Hearts of romaine are my favorite lettuce, but you can use any kind or even spinach. I haven’t tried it with arugula but if you like the bitter, it might be a nice counterpoint to this salad’s sweetness. If you don’t have peaches use another stone fruit or it might be just as interesting with pears or in the fall/winter, with apples.
I use a giant bowl to toss my salad, the bigger the better. That way I can easily coat every bit with dressing.
If you make it, let me know what you think. Bon appetit!