If you're looking for the perfect summer salad, we have one for you! This Strawberry Field Greens salad is so tasty, fresh, and has just the perfect amount of creaminess from the goat cheese. In need of some crunch in your salad? Done. The candied almonds add just that, with a little more!
We eat a salad almost every single day and we are always looking for ways to mix them up. With it being well into spring and turning towards summer, we have been craving salads that feel on the lighter and more fresh side and this one is definitely that! Here's your grocery list:
We like to use a variety of different flavors and textures and that's why we recommend a blend of arugula for its zesty, peppery flavor, spinach for its hearty, green, chlorophyll-like nutritious flavor, and baby kale for its texture and body.
As you can see, we added goat cheese to this salad. With that, it's important to choose a goat cheese that is not too strong in flavor.
While the “goaty” flavor is certainly a major component to the salad as a whole, it can very easily overwhelm the entire salad if it isn’t used in the right proportions. We love to use fresh chèvre goat cheese. The chèvre is not aged so it packs less of that goaty “funk.”
For our Northern Virginia Friends, we absolutely love Georges’ Mill Artisan Goat Cheese in Lovettsville, VA! Molly & Sam, the owners, really know their stuff and do it well. While everything they make is amazing (you have to try their Calvary Camp Ash!), their fresh chèvre is perfect for this salad. It is creamy, soft and delicate with a subtly-sweet goat flavor. There really is no better cheese for this salad.
As a bonus, when you go to the farm to buy some cheese, you will get to see the goats in all their parkour splendor, which are positioned right outside the farm store. HOW CUTE, RIGHT?!
For this strawberry field greens salad, we absolutely recommend you toss it with a strawberry white balsamic vinaigrette. It has amazing bursts of lemon, mint, strawberry and white balsamic.
While you could use a store-bought dressing, making your own is actually super easy and odds are, you won't use it all the first time around so you can save it in the fridge and use it throughout the week.
Cheers and eat well!
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