Summer is awesome, it’s a chance to get outside, give your poor skin some much deserved Vitamin D and sunglasses serve so many functions like protecting your eyes from the sun and masking napping. Alas, it’s still only April, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of something as fresh and vibrant as summer. This salad is super simple, really clean and refreshing and the ingredients will give you a super shot of vitamins. Whether you’re coming in fresh or course correcting, try pairing this salad with Big Rock Rock Creek Strawberry Rhubarb Cider (find it here) for what will most definitely become a summer favorite.
3 cups spinach
2 cups strawberries, sliced
100g goat cheese
1 cup pecans, toasted*
For the dressing:**
1 tbs strawberry balsamic vinegar
2 tbs olive oil
*To toast the pecans, set your oven to broil. Layer pecans onto a non-stick baking sheet and broil for a minute per side or until the pecans start to darken
**If you cannot find strawberry balsamic vinegar, substitute the dressing for strawberry or balsamic vinaigrette
Layer the spinach, strawberries and pecans in a large bowl. Crumble the goat cheese on top. In a small bowl whisk together the oil and vinegar for the dressing. Drizzle the mixture over the salad and serve immediately.