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Strawberry, Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad + How to Keep Greens Fresh

strawberry salad

I can’t get enough arugula lately. Obviously šŸ™‚

And arugula + strawberries + goat cheese is just about my favorite salad combo out there. Peppery leaves, creamy & tangy cheese and sweet & juicy fruit work together so perfectly.

arugula salad

I almost always make this salad with my lemon vinaigrette, but it’s also great with balsamic dressing.

Add whatever nuts you have around – pistachios (what I used here), walnuts, pecans or sliced almonds.

arugula salad

Have trouble keeping your greens fresh?

Use this trick. It extends the life of greens – especially tender baby greens like arugula, spinach, spring mix, etc. for at least an additional few days if not longer.

Strawberry, Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 5-oz container of organic, pre-washed arugula
  • ½ pint organic strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 2 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp nuts of your choice
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lemon vinaigrette, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place greens in a large bowl.
  2. Top with remaining ingredients and a tiny pinch of salt & pepper.
  3. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss before serving.
Notes
Add grilled chicken or tofu cubes to make this salad an entire meal.

If you can't find good strawberries during winter, try using freeze-dried strawberry slices. When tossed with the dressing they'll rehydrate slightly and offer a delicious chewy texture.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-3 large servings

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    January 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I made this today and it was delicious! Great ingredients and love the dressing recipe!

    • Reply
      Amelia Winslow
      January 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

      I’m so glad! Thanks for sharing your experience, Lindsay!

  • Reply
    Jolynn
    August 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Excellent recipe- crowd favorite. Perfect light, refreshing dressing. Thank you!
    (stars aren’t working for me but would definitely give 5 stars!)

    • Reply
      Amelia Winslow
      August 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks, Jolynn! So happy your family enjoyed the salad šŸ™‚

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