This berry goat cheese salad is full of fruit and greens. It’s easy to make and delicious!
I have been swimming in a pile of scones, muffins and doughnuts the past few days. So many recipe fails – I can’t even explain it. I think if I did, you wouldn’t believe me.
I have been testing and tasting and tossing out – even the dog didn’t want to eat one of my fails. You want to talk about a bad sign? I previously thought he would eat anything!
Many of those recipes involve berries which means that there are a lot of various berries in my fridge. I took this as a big, fat sign to take a break from my baked goods experiment to make a healthy salad.
Never Go Shopping Hungry
Many of the recipes that I create are made from the various ingredients I have laying around in my pantry or are forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. When I’m having a delusional day, I imagine my dining room is a fancy restaurant and I’m the head chef. Or maybe even culinary director (how’s that for fancy?) I give myself the task of making “Today’s Specials!” out of the items we’ve forgotten about.
It’s a great way to use up long lost ingredients and limits the amount of food waste in my home.
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Today’s forgotten ingredients aren’t the berries but the greens and the goat cheese. I purchased a huge package of arugula and a bag of spinach on a hungry grocery shopping trip. Never. Go. Shopping. Hungry.
After I finally ate something that day, I forgot whatever plan I had for the greens and they sat in the fridge. For a few days. Mr. B. found them around the same time I decided to take a break from baking with the berries. And the rest was history.
(horrible pour shot – apologies!)
Berry Goat Cheese Salad
This berry goat cheese salad is easy peasy. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with the vinaigrette of your choice. Or, do what I do with my salads. I put salad dressing in a small bowl or cup and eat my salad, dressing on the side – I worked in a restaurant for far too long.
Then, before I take a forkful of salad, I dip my fork in the dressing and then spear the lettuce/vegetable/fruit. You need and eat less dressing this way which is healthier.
This berry goat cheese salad is full of fruit and greens. It's easy to make and delicious!
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup arugula
- 1 cup strawberries (cut into 4 pieces each)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- salad dressing of your choice
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve with salad dressing.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 478kcal Calories from fat 188|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 21g||32%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||65%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||52%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|