I love fall. I know, those leaves turning means I have to put on a jacket and socks, which I hate. But it's hard not to enjoy the leaves and the cool days. Fresh apples and pears. My annual pumpkin worship rituals.
After a day of pumpkin patch exploring and soccer games, we were just insane enough to have company for dinner in an already overbooked day. Fortunately we had the most gracious of guests — folks that wanted only soup and salad. Brought wine and gifts, AND send you a thank you card the next day. For soup and salad.
Granted it was a good salad.
Fall Harvest Salad
3 cups greens, mixed arugula and spinach.
1 apple, sliced
1 pear, sliced
2 clementine oranges, sectioned
1 pomegranate, seeded (yes, in advance)
Pumpkin seeds, 4 tbs.
White stilton with lemon peel, 2 oz.
1/2 cup lemon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbs. honey
1/4 cup white balsamic
Salt and pepper to taste
This serves 4 adults and one kid along with a cup of soup for a light fall meal. If you cannot find the Stilton with lemon peel, just use plain white stilton and zest the lemon used in the dressing over the top of the salad.
Other favorite salads for this season: