How’s everyone’s New Years resolutions going? I’m doing fantastic. Mine was to not make one. Killing it.
My eyes were opened to the world of salads when I met The Chef. I came from the standard romaine with ranch and carrots. (A choice that I still like!) But I didn’t have much of a creative side with salads. Jason on the other hand, he has a knack for making amazing salads. The poor guy will not have ate anything all day, go make himself a delicious salad, and there I’ll be, like a baby penguin, nagging for a bite.
Lets talk about goat cheese for a second. I turned up my noise at goats cheese for the longest time. (This post might be all about how closed minded I was…) I thought I detested goat cheese. I remembered eating goat meat in an indian restaurant when I was about 13 in New York City, and I couldn’t get the flavor of the gaminess out of my mind. I would taste goat milk, get a whiff of it and immediately shut it down. Goat cheese was the same in my mind. Jason kept making various items with it, and eventually I couldn’t escape. It’s true what they say, after 13 times of tasting something you don’t like, you’re likely to change your mind. They say that don’t they? I feel like I heard it somewhere.
This salad has this crazy palate of flavor. From the sweet, citrusy tang from the grapefruit, to the salty crunch of the pistachios, and the creaminess of the goat cheese. It is complete. There is something interesting on every bite. The onions give it a slight peppered bite, and the champagne vinaigrette marries it all perfectly. It. Is. Scrumptious.
Since grapefruit is ripe in the winter, this is a great winter salad. But it will flow well into spring and summer with it’s lightness and vigor.
-The Everyday Chef and Wife
- 6 cups of mixed greens
- 1 grapefruit- cut supreme
- 1/2 red onion- diced
- 1-2 handfuls of pistachios- chopped roughly
- 1/3 cup of goat cheese
- Champagne vinaigrette
- Wash, and dry the mixed greens. Place in a serving bowl. Supreme the grapefruit. (This means to carefully cut off the skin and pith. Cut out the segments of grapefruit.) Place on the mix greens. Add in red onion, and pistachios. Crumble in the goat cheese in medium chunks. Drizzle champagne vinaigrette on as desired.