Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Shallots

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Shallots

In my never-ending quest to use up six pounds of strawberries, I have been forced to make the berry an acceptable addition to every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, nothing is off-limits when it comes to strawberries.

I made this delicious salad for lunch and I loved it. The strawberries and goat cheese were sweet and tangy and contrasted each other perfectly. I am kind of obsessed with the vinaigrette I made to go with the salad. I don’t give any exact measurements below for the dressing, mainly because I like mine to be really vinegar-y and that might not be everyone’s thing. Just use whatever ratio sounds best to you.

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Shallots

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Shallots

  • 4 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • Roasted garlic vinaigrette (recipe below)
  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add the sliced shallots and toss to coat with oil. Allow shallots to cook on medium-high until they start to soften and get a bit of color. Turn heat to low and stir ever 5-8 minutes until they are golden and crispy. Remove pan from heat and allow shallots to cool and drain on paper towels.
  2. Divide spinach between two plates, top with strawberries, goat cheese, shallots and vinaigrette.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette 

  • 2 heads roasted garlic
  • white wine or champagne vinegar
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into a food processor, add vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, along with the mustard. Blend until smooth.

10 thoughts on “Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Shallots

  1. I would never think of putting strawberries with goat’s cheese but I’m going to have to try it, this looks so gorgeous and summery 🙂

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