After surviving this Halloween sugar craziness without too much damage (I hope!), I say it’s time for an healthy recharge.
So let’s not talk about the peanut butter and chocolate spiders, or the cookie bars loaded with chocolate candies, but let’s dive, headfirst, into this scrumptious radicchio and arugula salad that I’m sure you are going to love as much as I do once you try it!
This is not your usual and plain (…read “boring”) salad. But it’s a delicious combination of fun and wholesome ingredients.
This salad has it all. The crispy and flavorful radicchio and arugula that perfectly complement the sweet and savory, soft and warm, honey-roasted pears on top. It has crunchy toasted pecans, lightly sour and juicy pomegranate seeds, and a touch of salty feta cheese. All combined and mixed with a mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar dressing.
Serve this salad next to a couple of thick slices of grilled Italian bread, and you are set with the most amazing, healthy lunch (or dinner) you can wish for.
I prepare salads on the regular. It’s my go-to easy lunch solution, especially when there are no left overs in the fridge, or I don’t feel like eating a sandwich.
You can make any salad interesting when you add some fun ingredients like nuts or some sweet and sour fruit, like pears or pomegranate.
If you’ve never had roasted pear before, you definitely want to try it. It’s quite simple to make. Just peal, core, and cut in thick slices. Drizzle with honey, season with salt and pepper, and bake until slightly soft but with still a little crunch. Oh-so good, especially served with feta cheese.
Since I had this last week, I’ve been honestly craving for more!
Buon appetito :)