Monday, January 7, 2008

Marinated Pear and Garden Spinach Salad with Crushed Walnuts

with fresh spinach harvested from Axladitsa’s organic garden

preparation and presentation

slice pears lengthwise
place them in a marinade of  
olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and a tiny bit of soy sauce for as little as 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.

the pears with soak up the flavour and become sweet.
you can also add sliced red onions or shallots to the marinade for some colour and zest!

wash the spinach and place in salad bowl
right before serving, pour the pears and the marinade over the spinach;
the marinade becomes the dressing

crush walnuts and sprinkle on top
sliced fresh or dried figs also made a beautiful topping and add some sweet to the salad

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