12 January, 2010

Plum Salad with Mixed Greens and Feta Cheese

Whenever you come across some really nice juicy and sweet plums, buy them and make this salad!!!
 I love the sweet taste of fresh fruit combined with greens or vegetables in a salad. Whenever I come along a recipe that has apples, grapes, pomegranates etc. I must try it. This one here caught my eye, as the dressing consists of a combination of pureed plum and balsamic vinegar.
The combination of flavors in this salad is absolutely amazing, the sweet plums go really well with the feta cheese and the nut give some crunch to the dish. A light salad perfect for hot summer days (yes, I  know it's winter now in most parts of the world) or just as a light meal after some heavy or festive food days (that applies more to winter, though).
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PLUM SALAD WITH MIXED GREENS AND FETA CHEESE
adapted from Probiotic and Prebiotic Recipes for Health

Salad
4 cups of mixed salad greens
6 plums, depitted and cut into wedges
4 tablespoons pecan halves (or walnuts)
4 tablespoons of feta cheese

Dressing
2 plums, depitted
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
3 tablespoons red balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Serves 2
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For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree.

For the salad, combine mixed greens and plum wedges in a serving bowl. Sprinkle pecan halves, feta cheese and dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.

Probiotic and Prebiotic Recipes for Health: 100 Recipes that Battle Colitis, Candidiasis, Food Allergies, and Other Digestive Disorders 

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