Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese

Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese

Serves 4 as a side

Ingredients:
1 pint strawberries, rinsed, dried, and hulled
Balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows)
7 ounces lettuce leaves
½ cup walnut pieces, toasted
½ cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

  1. Cut the strawberries in quarters, place them in a small, and toss them with about 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette.
  2. Place all the lettuce leaves in a large bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Taste and add more vinaigrette if needed.
  3. Transfer the lettuce to individual salad plates. Top the lettuce with the strawberries, walnuts, and goat cheese, and serve immediately.

VINAIGRETTE

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons toasted walnut oil (if using) or 5 Tablespoons total of olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine the vinegar, mustard, and both oils in a glass jar and seal the lid tightly. Shake the jar vigorously to combine. Season with salt and pepper. The vinaigrette can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 month. Makes about ½ cup.

By | 2015-05-05T13:08:24+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Recipes|Comments Off on Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese