Friday, April 23, 2010

T'ain't Nothin' But A Salad Ya'll

You may be thinking, "A salad? Seriously? A salad. It's so simple even a Tar..."

Go ahead. Finish your thought. "Even a...Tart...can do it." Exactly. Even we can do it. The problem is, we don't do it enough. What we do DO enough is make too many sweets. So we need a wee bit of a salad cleanse. This is Danielle's salad with a little something spicy and a little something naturally sweet. And always, always, siempre...avocado. We love avocado. Danielle, perhaps a bit too much.

This Here Salad Thang

1 bunch fresh arugula
1 cup pear tomatoes, halved
1/2 Red Anjou pear, sliced
3 green onions, sliced
1 Anaheim chile pepper, sliced
3 oz good quality feta cheese, crumbled
1 avocado, sliced
Sea salt flakes, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Generally there's a little cilantro thrown on top, but not today. Feel free to sprinkle with any fresh herb...

We would tell you how to assemble, but we're pretty sure you'd be like, "Duh."

WTF! Dressing

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 tsp oregano
1/4 lemon, squeezed
A drop agave nectar, to taste
Salt/Pepper to taste

(This is really a half recipe as we always end up with too much, but feel free to double if making for a larger group. We also use extra shallot cuz we like our dressing shizallot-y.)

Whisk those babies together...

...and dream up the dessert you get to eat, because you were good and ate a salad...

...then drizzle on your ensalada and enjoy!

BTW - You may have noticed there's no avocado on the salad in the photo...

Where is that avocado?

Houston, we have a problem.


  1. HELLO! to answer questions YES one can work with LS to get in fantastic health--check out their site and see whatcha think. And I can eat agave in small amounts and that is the perfect alternative to sweeten a vinaigrette! Why didn't I think of that?? I could live in a big salad bowl in the spring and summer.

  2. Love your blog! i just discovered it but you two make me laugh quite a bit! :-)

  3. mmmm that salad looks delicious! ♥

  4. hilarious that you gaze longingly at the avocado. hahahah!

  5. You guys always crack me up! And yes, I am totally with you on the needing a salad thing!

  6. You are hilarious! The salad looks amazing and I LOVE your apron!!


  7. Anything with Feta Cheese is ok with me.. YUM! New to the blog and love it!

  8. delicious and refreshing salad. Love that last picture...

  9. Love the combination of pears, avocado and feta cheese. Can't go wrong with a salad like this. Quick question, I love your apron, where did you get it?

  10. Thanks for the sweet comments, ya'll. Appreciate you reading!

    Jackie, the apron was a gift from our friend Rusty. It belonged to her mother which makes it that much more awesome:)