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Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

  • 20 m
  • 20 m
Hilary Meyer
“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

    • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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