I found myself with lots of red fruit leftover in the fridge, a post-Valentine surfeit shall we say. And a couple of packages of young spinach from Malipayon farms still unused, half a block of feta cheese, and nothing much else for lunch… The salad isn’t as odd or unique as it sounds… watermelon and feta, is another fruit and salty cheese combination I’ve done before for example.
So wash and dry some young spinach, throw it into a nice photogenic bowl. Slice some leftover strawberries in half and sprinkle those over top. Take a couple of tablespoons of leftover pomegranate arils and add that to the colorful mix. Crumble feta cheese all over in what begins to look like an Italian flag of sorts… then take a tablespoon or so of leftover raspberry coulis, add some white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil and drizzle that all over. It was a surprisingly tasty combination. Visually stunning, and the berries and salty cheese worked quite nicely together.
P.S. If you’ve been missing your regular dose of marketmanila, I have been reasonably good on instagram, so just google “therealmarketman” and “instagram” and you can view the feed on-line instead of having to sign up for instagram. Next up, our Valentine’s dinner at home… :)