With Spring in the air, I am slowly turning away from the hearty stews and casseroles that kept my belly warm all Winter. Instead, I am craving crunchy salads – with the added bonus being that they are healthy and so quick to throw together.
This particular salad was inspired by a recipe in a cooking magazine that I picked up.
Maple glazed pork and pear salad.
The ‘glaze’ was simple – maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and dried chilli.
Some of which was brushed over pear slices, grilled until soft.
The pork fillets were grilled, and then roasted with the remaining glaze.
Then it was time to build the salad!
Mixed lettuce and the pears…
Topped with slices of the roasted pork.
Drizzled with the pan juices…
And dinner was served.
Whilst I am not one who regularly uses fruit in my salads, this was a rather tasty dinner indeed.
The pork was tender, and the pears were sweet and tasty. But when there is also maple syrup and balsamic vinegar involved, well you really can’t go wrong can you?!
All cooked in under 30 minutes! A win for sure.
What about you? Do you ‘do’ fruit in salads?