Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese


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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 cups


  • 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

  • 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries , (about 12 ounces)

  • cup fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans , (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese


  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 Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
16g Fat
15g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 3212IU 64%
Vitamin C 81mg 90%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 450mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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