Summer also means salads. Of course, we have salads all throughout the year, but having a salad for dinner on a nice sunny night is always most pleasing.
Recently, my mom went to Costco and came back with really nice pears, and feta cheese. Inspired by Ratatouille, I decided to pair them together (no pun intended). Combined with spinach, toasted walnuts, and a nice honey vinaigrette (my mom's concoction), it made a very nice, sweet and springy summertime salad.
First, I washed all the ingredients that needed washing and cut the pears into bite size pieces. I put all the salady things in a big bowl.
Then, I toasted the walnuts in a small pan with a little bit of butter. Just toast them until it becomes fragrant and the walnuts start turning a rich brown.
Then, combine everything, except the dressing.
Next, make the vinaigrette by combining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and honey. I don't have exact measurements. We always just put in what seems right...
Add dressing and toss. Now you have an amazing, summery salad. :O)