Definitely a different combo of ingredients, but it somehow works. I think next time I will eliminate the pears and mustard. Will then add possibly pine nuts and some cheese. Thanks for a healthy dinner!
Lovely recipe! DH put a spanner in the works half way though this recipe by requesting hot shrimps and asparagus instead of cold since this was our main meal, so I changed things around slightly and pan fried the asparagus and shrimp just a few minutes in a wok with the garlic and a tablespoon of olive oil, then layered the salad greens, shrimp and asparagus, sundried tomatoes/vinegrette with the fresh basil on top. DH was bemused at the inclusion of the pears... and while they aren't his favourite, they dissappeared as quick as the rest of it :) I could only find sundried tomatoes WITH oil, as the supermarket doesn't always stock them, so used that oil instead of the olive oil stated for the vinegrette. YUM! I used 2 large garlic gloves and it certainly gave the vineagrette a kick, which as garlic lovers we liked. Please see my rating system: a wonderful 4 stars for a healthy meal that we enjoyed very much. Thanks!