Fruit + Nut Salad
Camila Alves is attributed to this recipe, but my mom loved this salad, or any iteration of a fruit + nut salad which I refer to it as more generally. You can do pears as shown here, or crisp tart apples, raspberries, cherries, citrus, combined with any nut you happen to like or have on hand. My mom loved it with goat cheese or blue cheese, but feta is nice as well. If you want more variety, use a mesclun mix (spring greens mix). My mom often would just want a big salad like this for dinner. Can sub apple cider vinegar for balsamic if your fruit is less sweet (e.g. granny smith apple).