I didn’t like fruit with cheese when I was younger. But, now I think it is a delicious combination!
My new favorite salad idea is combining a fall fruit like apples, pears, figs, or plums with a strong cheese like blue cheese or goat cheese and a a nut of your choice.
Seems like a fancy salad when it is pretty simple, and loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats from the olive oil dressing and walnuts.
The key is to slice your fruit very thin. Using a mandolin works well. I don’t like chunks of fruit in my salads. But, paper thin slices help the flavors blend.
I also made homemade vinaigrette with 1 shallot, splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, juice of 1 lemon, spicy mustard, and honey. Always makes an excellent dressing because the mustard helps emulsify the mixture. Just eye-ball the measurements and taste test it after you mix!