Some things in the world are dazzling without adornment. Strawberries for example, or ice crystals, or sunrises. Other things need a little help to push them over the line from being rather dull to rather wonderful. Salad, for example. Some people might enjoy sitting down and tucking into a pile of plain spinach but I like to mix it up a bit. It just makes life a little more exciting.
This salad has raw celery, some left over crumbled manchego cheese, toasted pine nuts, avocado and persimmon. Dressed with oil and balsamic.
The kids didn’t feel they needed that level of excitement in their salad so just stuck with the avocado. I guess life is exciting enough anyway when you’re a kid.