21 May, 2012

Handle with Care: Walnut, Apricot, Pear & Feta Salad

Recently I've only had eyes for Bibb lettuce. Since being served a salad with these delicate green petals at a restaurant last month, I have a new outlook on the endearing qualities of lowly lettuce and long to have  more amusing bites. But be careful; these leaves bruise easily.

And in completely unrelated news, Kristin Wiig departs SNL.  I would like to dedicate this salad to her because she's funny and she knows it.

Walnut, Apricot, Pear & Feta Salad
Bibb lettuce (half a head is good for two people)
a handful of walnut halves
4 diced dried apricots
1/2 pear, peeled and roughly sliced
1/4 cup feta, cubed
3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
3 tablespoons diced red onion

For the dressing mix together 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, and a bit of freshly diced garlic.