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Strawberry Sunflower Salad

Summer is coming… strawberries are fresh and on sale at my grocery store!  Taking full advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures and fresh strawberries, I dreamed up this salad.  Perfect for a spring or summer lunch.

Strawberry Sunflower Salad

Pieces:

  1. two cups lettuce greens
  2. 4-5 strawberries, greens cut off and sliced into thirds
  3. one eighth of a cup of crumbled goat cheese
  4. one eighth of a cup of sunflower seeds
  5. 3 tbsp. dark chocolate balsamic vinegar

 

Process:

  1. Wash the lettuce and wash and cut the strawberries.
  2. In a large bowl, add the lettuce and top with strawberries, goat cheese, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Drizzle dark chocolate balsamic vinegar and enjoy!

strawberry goat salad

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Goat Cheese, Beet, and Sunflower Salad

One of my favorite vegetables is the beet.  I think it is the woody taste that I love; it just tastes so hearty.  This week, I roasted my own beets and made a goat cheese, beet, and sunflower seed salad.  The sunflowers added a nice taste and texture, as did the honey dijon vinaigrette I made.  A great fall lunch!  Note:  This recipe makes four salads!

Goat Cheese, Beet, and Sunflower Salad

Pieces:

  1. 4 beets, either red or yellow
  2. 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  3. one half cup sunflower seeds
  4. 8 tbsp. goat cheese
  5. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  6. 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  7. 1 tbsp. honey
  8. 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  9. salt and pepper

Process:

  1. Peel the skin off the beets and slice them into rounds.
  2. On a cookie sheet, place the beet rounds and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake the beets at 375 for about 45 minutes, until soft.
  4. Wash and dry the spinach.
  5. To make the vinaigrette, combine the olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Shake or stir well to combine.
  6. In a large bowl, place spinach leaves and top with roasted beets, 2 tbsp. goat cheese, one eighth of a cup of sunflower seeds.  Dress with the vinaigrette.
  7. Enjoy cold!

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