I’ve been talking to you a lot about ice cream and hot dogs lately, so I decided to tell you about this salad.
I was having a bad day earlier this week and I realized that, on top of everything else, I didn’t have anything in my refrigerator for dinner. So I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and played one of my favorite games: Wandering through every aisle and creating an impromptu dinner.
I was craving sprouts and Port Salut cheese, so I knew that would make it into the salad. I remembered that I had sour cherries at home from when I made trail mix for my hike last weekend. I also had sliced almonds and lemon.
I combined all the ingredients over a bed of spinach and topped it with some olive oil and lemon juice. It was simple dinner but a gratifying one. I love the way the creamy Port Salut tastes with the tart cherries, crispy greens and almonds.
For those of you who haven’t tried or heard of Port Salut, it’s kind of like Brie except better (in my humble opinion). It isn’t as creamy as Brie but it has a similar consistency. It pairs well with sweet and tart things. One of my favorite things to eat it with is Granny Smith apples.
In other news…it’s the weekend! I’m pretty excited about it. Here is a song that I was jamming out to on the way into work this morning. It’s good for long slogs to the office, car karaoke sessions, or, you know, whenever.
Spinach Salad with Port Salut and Sour Cherries (from me, to you)
2 cups baby spinach leaves
Port Salut cheese, sliced into rectangles
1 cup dried sour cherries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup red clover (or other microgreens/sprouts)
juice from one lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
Put the spinach leaves in a large bowl and top with the Port Salut cheese, sour cherries, almonds, and red clover. Squeeze some lemon juice on top and drizzle on some olive oil. Enjoy!