Pistachio Berry Goat Cheese Salad

Sweet summer fruit, tangy balsamic vinegar, soft goat cheese and flavorsome pistachios turn a salad from simple to special!

 

Ingredients

¼ cup roasted, salted pistachios, chopped

6 ounces goat cheese

½ cup sliced strawberries

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 - 2 teaspoons honey

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt

Pepper

8 ounces prewashed baby lettuce salad greens or spring mix

1 pint raspberries

1 cup blueberries

Directions

1. Place the chopped pistachios on a plate. Divide the goat cheese into 16 equal pieces (about 1 teaspoon each) and roll into balls. Roll the cheese balls in the pistachios. Can be made up to 2 days ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

2. Put the strawberries in a blender with the vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey, olive oil and a pinch of both salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more honey, salt and/or pepper if desired. Can be made a day ahead. Store in a small jar or covered container and give a good shake before using.

3. Put the salad greens in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the raspberries and blueberries and gently toss.

4. Divide the salad among 6 salad plates and top each with 4 pistachio goat cheese balls.

Pistachio Berry Goat Cheese Salad

Nutritional Information

Based on 6 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

220

Total Fat     

16g

Saturated Fat  

5g

Monounsaturated Fat

8g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.5g

Cholesterol

15mg

Sodium

140mg

Carbohydrates

14g

Dietary Fiber      

5g

Sugars

8g

Protein

7g

Magnesium

23mg

Potassium

162mg