Salads

November 22, 2021

Strawberry Field Greens Salad

Strawberry Field Greens Salad

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!

Ingredients for strawberry field greens salad

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.


A quick note on the goat cheese (& some cute baby goats)!

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?!

The perfect summer salad wouldn't be complete without the the perfect summer vinaigrette!

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.

Looking to add a protein to this salad? Add some honey and mustard roast chicken on top or pan roasted salmon.

Cheers and eat well!

Strawberry Field Greens Salad

Author:

Alejandra Diaz del Valle

Prep:

8

min

cook:

0

min

total:

8

min

serves:

2

Ingredients

For the Strawberries

  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of granulated sugar
  • The zest of ¼ of a lemon

Instructions

Preparing the Strawberries

  1. Cut the tops off of the strawberries and then cut them into quarters.
  2. Put them into a bowl and sprinkle in the pinch of salt and the pinch of sugar.
  3. Zest ¼ of a lemon with a microplane or fine zester and add the zest to the strawberries and toss to evenly distribute.
  4. Set aside until serving.

For the Salad

  1. Place the greens in a bowl and sprinkle with 1-2 pinches of salt and with 1-2 cracks of black pepper.
  2. Add the vinaigrette to your liking and gently toss the greens to coat.
  3. Add half of the goat cheese, half of the strawberries, and half of the candied almonds and gently toss once more to evenly distribute.
  4. Place the greens on your desired plate and top with the remaining goat cheese, almonds and strawberries.
  5. Enjoy!

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