Nothing says Christmas to me more than this salad! Just looking at it makes me smile and you could easily do this with any salad your planning to serve for Christmas lunch or dinner. I personally think that the colours and flavours work perfectly well and cry out Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! And quite frankly Christmas would be Christmas without some daggy food, and this my friends is why my Children think I am the doggiest person to have ever lived – clearly my shear awesomeness hasn’t hit them yet, which lets face it is something that all us parents have to deal with!
On a serious note platting this salad like a Christmas Wreath is a great way to bring the Christmas spirit to the dining table without too much fuss. Give this salad a go this Christmas and I have no doubt that your guests will love your creativity!
1) In a jar with a tight fitting lid pour in olive oil, white wine vinegar and dijon mustard with a pinch of salt and pepper. Give it a really good shake so all the ingredients become emulsified. Set aside until needed.
2) Then in a large bowl tumble in your mixed leaf salad, walnuts, pear and cheese then toss to combine. Pour over 2/3rd of the dressing over the salad and gently toss until your salad is well dressed.
3) Arrange your salad on a large round serving tray (I used a lazy Susan) so it looks like a Christmas Wreath. Scatter the pomegranate seeds over the salad and spoon over the remaining dressing. Sprinkle salt over the salad and serve as a side to your favourite Christmas dishes.
Remember the secret to the perfect dish is to cook with love (and a little va va voom) xx