Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with grilled chicken breast.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup , or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed
  • 2½ cups sliced fresh strawberries , (about 12 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans , (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese


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  1. Whisk maple syrup (or brown sugar), vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach, watercress, strawberries and chives; toss to coat. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with pecans and goat cheese.
  • Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 206 calories; 16 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 79 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 3,212 IU vitamin A; 81 mg vitamin C; 101 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 218 mg sodium; 450 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (135% daily value), Vitamin A (64% dv), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ fruit, 3 fat

Reviews 9

August 28, 2017
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By: Debbie
I've made this a few times and it is delicious! The only thing i've changed is I left out the watercress and instead used arugala and I added more goat cheese because I love it so much!
June 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great summer salad Very delicious and easy. Will definitely be a favorite summer salad recipe! Pros: Refreshing taste
May 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy! I thought the dressing was a bit bland, so I opted for a bottled poppyseed I had on hand, and it was delicious. I will definitely make this salad again and again. Pros: easy, delicious
April 21, 2011
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By: cynthiaconwaybooth
Great Salad! I loved, loved, loved this salad recipe! I did have to make some adjustments to the dressing only because it was a bit too tart for me and my husband. I added a tablespoon of honey. I can't wait to make this dish again.
July 28, 2010
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By: Stephanie
Put this in a salad bowl and I guarantee that by the end of dinner, the bowl will be empty. I've served it twice and my friends completely finished the bowl. This is a recipe that will make me regret the end of summer and fresh strawberries. P.S. I left out the watercress (I'm not a fan of it).
July 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
It's a GREAT recipe and so simple. I make it for my family and guests during strawberry season all of the time. My 3yr old and 1yr old enjoy it when I make it more "kid-friendly"...remove nuts and add whole wheat pasta with salad greens.
July 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
We've made this several times. Delicious!
June 06, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
very light and refreshing on a hot humid day. loved the combination of strawberries and goat cheese. We will definately make this one again!!
June 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
yummy!!! :) i love it
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