Grishma's StoryI absolutely love this salad.It has strawberry, spinach, pecans, baked goat cheese and is drizzled with balsamic vinegar salad dressing.
Strawberry and balsamic vinegar are match made in heaven. What a Perfect combination.We totally enjoyed this Salad with a warm bite of baked Goat Cheese and crunchiness of Pecans in every bite.
good quality balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
green onions - green part chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1Freeze goat cheese for at least 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 375?F. Remove goat cheese from freezer, and slice into thick rounds. Dredge the goat cheese in the bread crumbs, making sure to completely cover the cheese. Place goat cheese rounds on a baking sheet. Place pecan halves in an even layer on same baking sheet. Bake until pecans are toasted, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven, and roughly chop pecans. Set aside.
2While you are waiting for 6 minutes, start preparing for Spinach salad so that you can immediately serve it with warm goat cheese.
3In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, EVOO, and mustard. Whisk until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Clean strawberries and spinach with water but make sure they are completely dry before you use them otherwise the dressing won’t be able to cover the salad properly ( Use salad spinner for best results).
4Now Toss the spinach, strawberries, and green onions (if using) in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over the mixture, and toss to combine. Divide salad evenly into four bowls. Top with chopped pecans and a goat cheese round.
5Enjoy this healthy, flavorful and refreshing summer salad just in 15 minutes!
About this Recipe
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Grishma Shah ZaikaZabardast - Jun 16, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe.
Sheri Hillenbrand shillen - Jun 17, 2011
Had something similar to this at Eggspectations. It was fabulous! Only, they had a variety of berries (black berries, strawberries and blue berries) and a grilled chicken breast. I'm looking forward to trying this.
Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Jun 17, 2011
Love this! Thanks for sharing :)
Grishma Shah ZaikaZabardast - Jun 17, 2011
Thank u Sheri and Cyndi!