Wednesday, June 4, 2008
What's Cooking Wednesday - Surprise Salad
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As I've mentioned in other posts, I love salads. I have a salad for lunch most days of the week. I put all kinds of things in my salads and that's how they don't get boring.
For today's recipe, I'm posting one of my favorite summertime salads. This really isn't "in season" yet, but I got some beautiful greens as part of my Tantre share from last week, and there were Georgia blueberries on sale at the market, and Georgia isn't as far away as some places... so I splurged.
So, for when the summer heat picks up, I give you my Summer Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese:
Jen's Summer Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese
For the salad:
2 large handfuls of spring/summer greens, rinsed and dried
5 large radishes, sliced
1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 oz. of soft goat cheese, preferably peppered goat cheese
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
For the dressing:
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 TBS thick fruit vinegar or a good balsamic vinegar (I used a blackberry-balsamic mix)
4 large, fresh, mint leaves, chopped fine, or 1 tsp dried
a pinch of Kosher salt
more pepper to taste
1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and let sit, while you wash and prep the salad ingredients.
2. Toss together the greens, radishes and blueberries.
3. Grind pepper over the salad and toss with the vinaigrette.
4. Crumble the goat cheese over the top.
Enjoy with a nice glass of sweetish white wine, like a Riesling.