Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

I'm so excited to be guest posting as part of Roselee of Jane of All Trades, Summer Salad Series.  If you haven't checked it out yet, it's definitely worth a stop over.  
When it's hot and muggy out, who wants to turn on the stove or oven?  The perfect reason for a summer salad.

Here's what you'll need to make my Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with a honey ginger dressing.

salad greens
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
1 log of goat cheese
1/2 toasted pecans, finely chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and crushed
fresh ground black pepper to taste

Slice the goat cheese into rounds.

Gently roll the rounds in the ground pecans.
Place on a plate and refrigerate while you prepare the dressing.

Mix the oil, honey and water in a measuring cup. 
Grind up your ginger.  I use a mortar and pestle, but you could also shred it. 
Squeeze the ginger in with the oil, honey and water.  Whisk in a little black pepper.
Toss the salad greens, strawberries, onions, and any leftover pecans with the dressing.
Top with the goat cheese rounds.  Pair it with a nice grilled chicken breast and you've got a great summer meal.  
Go check out all of Roselee's great summer salads here
What's your favorite summer salad?


  1. For extra yumminess, I always roll the goat cheese in maple syrup before the pecans. And then I bake the cheese so it's soft and the nuts toast up a bit.

    1. That sounds amazing! I definitely will try that next time. Yum.....