katryna’s salad of delight!
This is a salad that could easily convert non-salad people. Oh my gosh, it’s so good. F and I seriously had a serving each, and then I proceeded to eat all the rest, that’s how amazing it was. When Katryna heard I was doing this salad, she quickly sent me this recipe from her Ma, one of my cooking heroes. Her recipe was for papaya, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, red onion, butter lettuce, some lime juice and a red wine vinaigrette. For the fruit in mine, I put only grapefruit and grapes– a great combo, I thought. I also made a vinaigrette out of pear balsam (got it in a gift pack from http://www.crescendocanada.com), olive oil, dijon, and honey, which worked really well. Seriously, you need to try this salad.
A word about butter lettuce: do we have it in NS? I’ve only discovered it since coming to AB, and it’s been a revelation. The great thing about it is that you buy it while its ‘alive’- you’re actually meant to add water to the container to moisten the roots/soil that the lettuce is still attached to; making it the freshest lettuce around! The name is super appropriate too, since the texture is so buttery and smooth. Yum yum YUM