A simple mistake led to this crazy delicious salad dressing that makes all the difference when you put this salad together--the vinaigrette was accidentally mixed with the goat cheese which did not combine easily at room temp; however, when everything was brief 'nuked' in the microwave, a succulent, creamy dressing emerged!
Give me more! Add this to any summer grilling, i.e. Grilled Spicy Chicken Thighs or Asian Flank Steak, and you will have a simple meal in seconds!
Back-Up Summer Salad
Large salad bowl
Small mixing bowl
Romaine lettuce, chopped
Fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
Feta or Goat cheese, diced
Protein: grilled shrimp, chicken if you like
Raspberry or Strawberry Vinaigrette
2-4 oz of goat cheese or cream cheese
1. Wash your hands.
2. Chop, wash and dry the lettuce. Add to the large salad bowl.
3. Hull and quarter the strawberries. Add to the lettuce.
4. Sprinkle the sliced almonds and 2 oz of diced feta or dollops of goat cheese.
6. Add your vinaigrette to the goat cheese and stir well.
Experiment with other options, i.e. add cucumbers, exchange the base vinaigrette, use a different berry or fruit such as tangerine or blueberries, find out if walnuts or pistachios are more your style!
Great way to construct a salad!