People tend to eat heavier foods in the winter time because it feels comforting. Eventually, all this hearty food can take a toll on your body and make you feel sluggish and contribute to the winter blues that usually kick in this time of year.
I believe it doesn't have to be summer time to enjoy a light and fresh salad to cleanse the body and replenish the vibrant feelings we get when it is warm and sunny outside. This salad is indeed light and bursting with flavors and texture.
Super simple ingredients and quick to assemble, this salad will have you feeling like its summer time in no time!
4 cups fresh mixed greens
1 Fior di latte mozzarella ( fresh cow's milk mozzarella ) sliced into 8 pieces
1 Bosc pear peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 pint fresh Raspberries
Pinch of sea salt
1/4cup Extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. Aged balsamic vinegar
Juice from 1 orange.
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar and orange juice together until well blended and set aside.
Assemble salad in layers with pear and mozzarella then top with greens and sprinkle with raspberries and a pinch of salt.
Pour dressing over salad and enjoy!
Prep time 10 minutes.
Makes four generous servings.