Another yummy way to use strawberries: Strawberry, Goat Cheese and Mesclun Salad

ee-strawberrysaladLocal strawberries are  spectacular  whether you eat them naked, with yogurt or in a salad.

Here’s a recipe that will convert even those who don’t love fruit and salad green combos. My husband is one of those and when he ate it again this week, he told me that he had forgotten how delicious it was.

If you like, double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd.

Strawberry, Goat Cheese and Mesclun Salad

Makes 2 main course or 3 to 4 side servings

1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups mesclun lettuce or spring mix
1 cup sliced strawberries
85 g lower-fat goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts

In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix in oil; set aside.
Place lettuce, strawberries and onions in a large bowl; add dressing and toss. Garnish with goat cheese and pine nuts and serve  immediately.

Per-serving nutritional information:
Calories: 280
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 18  g
Saturated fat: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Dietary fibre: 3  g
Sodium:  395  mg

Do you make fruit and green combo salads? What are your favourites? Please share in the comment section below.

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Categories: Recipes, Superfoods, Whole Foods

Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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2 Comments on “Another yummy way to use strawberries: Strawberry, Goat Cheese and Mesclun Salad”

  1. July 6, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    See May 8 post for a recipe and photo of a Westcoast Salad that has mango, strawberries or raspberries, pecan halves, pumpkins seeds and crumbled Macedonian feta all on a bed a spring greens –


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