If you’re looking to make the perfect Valentine’s Day salad, I’ll show you how to make bacon roses and strawberry hearts, perfect for dressing up your salads or garnishing your holiday plates year round!
Nothing says “I love you,” like bacon roses, unless your valentine happens to be vegetarian, of course!
I have always loved Valentine’s Day, even before I had finally found my valentine to celebrate with. As a kid I loved exchanging fun valentines with my friends at school. I remember making mailboxes out of old boxes or milk cartons at school, and sorting out my valentines at home so that I could give the uglier ones to the boys. 🙂
Lots of things have changed since then, but I still love the holiday for what it represents. I love seeing stores adorned with red hearts and roses while playing soft, romantic tunes.
I’m too practical to really want a bouquet of flowers. Perhaps that’s why I like adorning my food instead. It’s my own crazy way of celebrating the holiday. (And by now, you probably know I love to celebrate holidays!)
I have to admit that sometimes my husband thinks I’m a bit crazy, but he happened to really love this salad when I served it to him last night. “This is really good,” he said!
Finally, something we can both agree on.
This is really simple to make, yet very elegant and impressive. With fresh strawberries in season here in Spain, I couldn’t resist adding a few strawberry hearts to the salad.
I kept this salad simple to highlight the bacon roses and strawberry hearts, but you can personalize it by adding other ingredients to suit your taste. This salad would be lovely sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese and some walnuts, perhaps.
So, shall we get started?
Let me show you how to make bacon roses and strawberry hearts!
Next time I’ll be sharing with you how to make your own balsamic reduction, perfect for drizzling on salads like these!