Renaissance Inspired Salad

Sweet, sour, satisfying – all kinds of different tastes that truly blend

Renaisance Inspired Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

The many and different flavors make this a very festive salad.


  • Any Dark Lettuce Greens or Spinach, a small head of radiccio will give it great color and a hint of bitterness that adds another dimension (optional) - enough for 4 people
  • 1/4 of a medium Red Cabbage- thinly sliced or Shredded
  • 2 Oranges separated into orange segments
  • 1/2 Cup Oil Cured Olives - pit them
  • 2 small Gherkin Pickles - minced into a small dice
  • 1/4 small Red Onion slivered as thin as possible
  • 4 Dried Figs - Mission or other type - Cut open, check and sliver
  • 1 TBSP Capers drained
  • 1/2 Cup Toasted Slivered Almonds
  • Pomegranite Seeds Scattered on top
  • 3 TBSP Oil - Olive or any other you like
  • 2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar, Balsamic is especially nice here.
  • 2TBSP Orange Juice
  • 1/4 TSP Orange Zest
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Taste and correct seasoning to your taste.


  • Wash and check lettuce greens, and tear into bite size pieces.
  • The nicest presentation is on a large platter or individual serving bowls.
  • Now scatter all the other ingredients on the platter
  • Before serving, top with the almonds and pomegranite seeds.