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.
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.
What's your favorite summer salad?