Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Salad: Pear, Rocket, Fennel, and Blue Cheese Salad

What makes a perfect salad? I think it should hit all the tastebud areas on your tongue. Below is a tongue map (image from James Beard Foundation). To make a perfect salad, pick ingredients that include all these tastes. And then make sure every forkful includes them!

This salad from Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book 1 has elements to hit every tastebud:
  • Bitter: rocket (arugula) and fennel
  • Sour: balsamic vinegar
  • Salty: blue cheese
  • Sweet: pears

This delicious salad was the perfect lunch for me. I am so happy that I tried it as part of the Wednesdays with Donna Hay blogger group. Visit the others to see if they liked the salad: Margaret from Tea and Scones, Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen, Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table, and Chaya from Bizzy Bakes.

What is in your perfect salad?

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