Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Helluva Holiday Salad

Memorial Day weekend is here! Whether you're hitting the beach or the barbecue, we have a salad you'll want to salute...

Arugula, Cucumber and Pear Salad
w/ Yogurt-Mint Salad Dressing and Feta Cheese
adapted by the Tarts

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp honey
3 tbls greek yogurt
5 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. roughly chopped mint
salt and ground pepper

We used goat yogurt. It's a bit thinner than greek yogurt, but we actually preferred this as the dressing was tangy. Your preference!

In a medium bowl, whisk lemon juice and honey. In another bowl whisk yogurt and olive oil. Add the yogurt mixture to the lemon juice in a thin stream, whisking consistently.

Add the mint and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Chill covered up to 24 hrs.

And now for the salad...

1 bag arugula
1/2 a red onion, sliced into half moons
1 cucumber, halved, seeds scooped and sliced
1/2 pear, sliced (We used d'Anjou)
one avocado, sliced
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

Assemble salad and drizzle with dressing...

We got a little jiggy about this salad. The dressing is Buh-na-nuhs! Danielle asked me to taste and this is what it made me do...

It takes a lot to get a pregnant woman to shake her hips...

Seriously, this salad will have you dancing through the holiday. Pair with our Salmon Morissette or Rosemary Tart Burgers and you've got a weekend to remember!

And as we all sit down to break salad together, may we take a moment to remember something else...the sacrifice of the men and women who've died while serving our country. Regardless of our stance on war, may our position regarding one of gratitude. We salute you!


  1. Looks delicious, ladies! Another slam dunk.

  2. whoa ladies, i just found your blog through pictures and pancakes and this is seriously cool stuff! and delish salad!

    Adriana from Baking Powders

  3. A nice twist from the typical pear salad! I've been on a salad tear lately - may have to add this to the mix! xxSAS

  4. You two are adorable! Love, love the combination of crisp sweet fruit and salty cheese...

  5. A delicious mix for your salad! colors are just perfect!

  6. yesssss please. i could eat your entire bowl full, no problem. I would shake my hips by the sounds of the dressing too ;)

  7. Ooh I am all about salads this week and I think I have most of the ingredients for this!

  8. oh, that`s absolutely delicious!

  9. that looks absolutely delicious! great post, just found your blog! :)

    D E G A I N E

  10. Oh my goodness, those look absolutely delicious!

  11. This looks fantastic! Yum! Glad I found your blog.

  12. what a great idea for a summer salad. looks amazing!

  13. I just made this last night, it was a big hit. Love your blog!