Strawberry Goat Cheese Spring Salad is a light and fresh salad. Spring greens topped with juicy strawberries, crumbled goat cheese, sliced avocado, grilled chicken and candied pecans before being drizzled with a simple raspberry walnut vinaigrette. This recipe serves 4 individual entree salads.
I’ve eaten this salad just about everyday for weeks.
I prep everything with the exception of the strawberries on Sunday or Monday and enjoy it all week long. Am I sick of it yet? Absolutely not. If it wasn’t so easy to make I probably would be but I’m just so in love with the simplicity and flavors, I just can’t and won’t quit it yet.
The combination of juicy strawberries, tangy goat cheese, sweet and crunchy candied almonds with the raspberry walnut dressing is to die for.
To Make This Strawberry Goat Cheese Spring Salad You Will Need:
- spring mix salad greens
- crumbled goat cheese
- your basic grilled chicken
- candied pecans
- homemade raspberry walnut vinaigrette
- black pepper
to make the raspberry walnut dressing you will need:
- seedless raspberry jam
- raspberry blush white vinegar
- walnut oil
- shallot – grated
- garlic – grated
- fine salt
- freshly ground black pepper
Start by adding a few pinches of fine salt to a jar.
Then add 1 tablespoon raspberry blush white vinegar to the salt. Stir until dissolved.
This is the best way to ensure the dressing is thoroughly seasoned. Once I learned this little trick, I start just about all my vinaigrettes this way.
Next measure and add in 2 generous tablespoons of seedless raspberry jam, 3 tablespoons roasted walnut oil (I use La Tourangelle – not sponsored), 1/2 teaspoon each grated shallot and garlic. Lastly add freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Whisk to combine. Taste and add more vinegar or jam as desired. If in a pinch, Ken’s Steak House makes a lite raspberry walnut dressing (hello, inspiration👋🏼) that’s delicious.
Grab bowls and divide the spring mix.
Top with sliced strawberries, avocado and crumbled goat cheese.
After that, top with grilled chicken and candied pecans. I also season it all with freshly ground black pepper.
Lastly, drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
Such simple yet wholesome, satisfying and deliciously impressive salad that’s perfect for spring and summer.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Spring Salad
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
- 1 to 2 pinches fine salt
- 1 tablespoon raspberry blush vinegar
- 2 generous tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
- 3 tablespoons roasted walnut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon shallot, grated fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic, grated fresh
- black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:
- Start by adding fine salt and vinegar to a jar. Measure and add in seedless raspberry jam, walnut oil, grated shallot and garlic. Lastly season with freshly ground black pepper to taste and whisk until incorporated.
TO MAKE THE SALAD:
- Divide the spring mix among bowls and top with sliced strawberries, avocado, goat cheese, sliced grilled chicken and the candied pecans.
- Drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and season with more freshly ground black pepper.
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