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Spring Salad with Berries, Walnuts, Goat Cheese

April 16, 2013

 

by Emily
berry walnut goat cheese saladBetween my Fennel, Pear, & Walnut Salad and this new post, I must be on some sort of spring salad kick. With fruit (other than citrus!) starting to come available again and sunnier skies and warmer temperatures, salads sound and taste so good again. Perfect on its own for lunch or a light dinner or paired with pretty much anything, this salad can turn into your spring and summer side staple. Apart from incorporating leafy greens into my diet, I am also a big fan of salads that call for fruit without being overly or unnaturally sweet. Swap out walnuts for cashews or pecans, the goat cheese for feta, and the berries for anything in season and you have yourself the most flexible salad recipe ever. Enjoy!

Spring Salad with Berries, Walnuts, Goat Cheese
1 bunch mixed greens (I used a mixture of spinach and kale), washed, patted dry and de-stemmed, if necessary
1 handful blueberries and raspberries (or whatever you have on hand)
1 handful raw walnuts (or cashews, pecans)
crumpled goat cheese

For the Dressing:
1 clove garlic, smashed
lemon juice
olive oil
dash of mustard
kosher salt & pepper

In a medium-sized bowl, rub garlic around bowl’s interior, set aside. Whisk together equal parts lemon juice and olive oil in the coated bowl. Add a dash to a tablespoon of mustard and kosher salt and pepper to taste. Place mixed greens in bowl and toss with dressing to coat. Add walnuts and berries and continue tossing. Top with goat cheese and enjoy!

 

 

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