Raspsberry Goat Cheese Salad

by zesty on May 2, 2012 · 4 comments

The salad kick is still on.

Trying to represent summer despite the cool temperatures.

Fresh raspberries, soft smooth goat cheese, crunchy toasted almond slivers and a mint vinaigrette.

Do you wish you had a fork? It was pretty yummy.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Baby Romaine
  • 1 1/2 Cups Raspberries
  • 1/4 Cup Natural, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Sliver almonds, toasted
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. Goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins

Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp.  Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 Mint leaves, finely chopped

Method

  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl
  2. For the dressing, get a jar with a lid and add the ingredients in order as listed above.
  3. Place the lid on and give it a good shake.
  4. Pour over salad just before serving.
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Keep salads interesting by switching out the greens from baby romaine, arugula, spinach, iceberg lettuce, etc.  It will keep your taste buds guess and avoid those pitfalls of the same old salad.

The sun is shining, birds are chirping but it is still cool out.  I am trying to be optimistic but I am really looking forward to working out on the deck.  Not there yet… but did fire up the barbecue last night.  Will share more with you on that for Friday.

Have a great day.

Take care

zesty

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1 Julia

I am not a fan of goat cheese, so I would substitute feta for it. Other than that I would love that salad. I regularly put sunflower seeds and other nuts in my salads.

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2 lynn @ the actor's diet

can you believe a year ago i told someone i didn’t like goat cheese? i was so young and naive…

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3 Kathleen Richardson

So, if I remember correctly, feta is made from sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep’s and goat’s milk. Either way, I love it. I love the whole idea of this salad. Fruits always are a good ingredient in salads. You suggested mixing up the greens. Every year I plant mesclun, a tasty combination of greens, and pick them when they are small. Love the fresh salad every day. Zesty, your photos are excellent–so clear and bright.

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4 brandi

i LOVE berries and goat cheese together – so good!

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