Can you believe it’s August? This summer is flying by so fast. I’ve been in a lunchtime salad mood lately. Every time when I think “what do I want to eat?”, I begin thinking about salad ingredients. I love salad that is a mix of sweet and savory. Different from Marilyn who loves her fruit cold, I love room temperature fruits and I love it even more when they are grilled because they are more juicy and sweet. This salad with warm grilled pineapple and brie, toasted walnuts, mixed greens and spicy honey dressing is one of my favorite salads. It’s simple but still delicious!! The combination of warm, melted brie cheese with juicy grilled pineapple was a winner!
Have you watched any videos of Modern Love from The New York Times?? Modern Love is “An animated video series on the joys and tribulations of love, based on the popular Times column Modern Love and featuring some of the world’s most creative artists.” I can watch theses videos all day long! This week I watched Losing my religion, A kiss deferred (it made me tear up when she said “I wasn’t just kissing a boy, I was kissing my entire childhood, my ancestors that were buried there, my entire life that could’ve been…)”. Isn’t beautiful??
Have a great weekend!!
Pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds (how to cut and grill)
Brie cheese, sliced
SPICY HONEY DRESSING
3 T. White wine vinegar
1-2 T. Honey
1-2 T. dijon mustard
1-2 T. sriracha
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 c. Olive oil
Whisk together all dressing ingredients. (Use more or less or some ingredients depending upon how sweet and spicy you want your dressing.) Set aside.
Place mixed greens in a large bowl. Cut cheese in slices and gently place on salad using a small spatula. Decorate plates with warm grilled pineapple slices and top off with toasted walnuts. Pour some spicy honey dressing over salad.
Ps. You can grill the cheese (be careful with the temperature of the grill! Ours was too hot and it melted so much that the only thing left was the rind) or 5 minutes in the oven at 400 °F (it depends on your oven), wrapped in aluminum foil.
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda