Monday, June 6, 2011

My Salad Du Jour

All this time with no posts and then I come back with a salad?  I know, I know.  But this really is a good salad.  I love this time of year at the Soulard Market.  Good greens, asparagus, homegrown beans.  And, of course, Baetje Farms goat cheese.  For those readers in Missouri, I highly recommend that you try this cheese.  Here's the basics:

Washed, chopped greens (I used a mix of red and green leaf lettuce, but this would be fantastic with spinach)
Sliced strawberries
Sliced almonds, toasted
Leftover chicken breast, thinly sliced
Goat cheese, crumbled
Balsamic vinaigrette (2 parts extra virgin olive oil, 1 part good balsamic vinegar, freshly ground black pepper)

This would be great with mesclun mix (or really any greens).  Try oranges or dried cranberries instead of strawberries.  Try pecans, walnuts, or pistachios instead of almonds.  Throw in some poppyseeds.  Be creative and enjoy!

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