Sunday, October 7, 2012

Druid's Summer Salad

I know it is nearly fall, but this salad is simple and good any time of the year. It's full of flavor and quite healthy for anyone looking for a '"feel good" snack or even a light meal to hold them over until something bigger comes along.

Fresh Mozzarella
Roma Tomatoes
Chopped Cashews
Shredded Parmesan
Shelled, Deveined Shrimp
Red Wine Vinaigrette
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1: Carefully chop mozzarella and tomatoes into 1/4 inch cubes and toss with the red wine vinaigrette. Set aside.

2: Use the olive oil and sauté together the cashews and shrimp until the shrimp are fully cooked. This can also be done with chicken or tuna if you wish for a different flavor. Set aside and keep warm

3: Toss together arugula, spinach, watercress, and parmesan cheese. Place mixture into desired serving dish and top with the cashews and shrimp, then gently place the tomatoes and mozzarella onto the salad.

4: Drizzle your favorite dressing over the salad, serve, and enjoy.

This is a great salad to make as a starter to a meal or even as a light and fresh side dish. I sometimes make it when I'm not hungry for a large meal, but just need something to hold me over for a while. As stated above, it can be made with chicken, tuna, pork, or anything you desire. The cashews can be traded for pine nuts or even toasted soy nuts if you wish. Make it your own, share it with friends, and spread the joy of good food.

~Bon Appétit~

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