Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese

Strawberry Salad with Goat CheeseLayered fruit salads are an easy and delicious way to create simple healthy recipes desserts in minutes. They also make a quick, light meal on a warm summer day or whenever you want a simple and refreshing meal. Layered fruit salads are quick to make, look beautiful and create great taste with little effort. Anyone can create these simple salads and have a great dessert ready in minutes for yourself, family, and friends whenever you want.

You can serve these simple desserts on dessert plates, in parfait glasses, wine glasses, martini glasses or whatever you may have that will allow you to layer the ingredients. Be creative and let your imagination guide you.

Ingredients: mixed greens, 5 large strawberries, 1/4 cup of goat cheese, 1 onion, balsamic vinegar dressing, salt, pepper, oil

Preparation Instructions: Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese recipe

Use half of the onion and slice it into strands. Place them in a saute pan with oil to caramelize them. Add a little salt and pepper. Let them cool. Quarter the strawberries to garnish the salad. Crumble the goat cheese by hand.  Plate the mixed greens and add the strawberries, goat cheese and onions on top. Pour the balsamic vinegar on to finish.

Cheese gives a lot of flavor to salad recipes, whichever variety you choose to add. Either crumble the cheese over the greens or use a ready made blue cheese dressing. Combining sweet flavors like candied nuts, slivers of pear or apple with the salty, sharp flavor of something like Stilton or Roquefort gives great results. Add some pine nuts or walnuts for crunch and maybe some beets or tomatoes to brighten the dish up and you have a gourmet side dish.

Source: www.gourmandia.com

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