Strawberry Spinach Salad

Serves 4-6

Dressing:

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil

Fresh thyme or basil, to taste

Salt, pepper

Salad:

10 ounces spinach leaves

Pecans, toasted

1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled

10-15 strawberries, sliced

1. In a blender, mix the sliced strawberries and balsamic vinegar briefly to liquefy. Add fresh herbs and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Add olive oil; blend until the mixture emulsifies. Taste and adjust seasoning.

2. Place well-washed spinach leaves in a serving bowl or platter. Top with pecans, sliced strawberries and crumbled goat cheese; season with salt and pepper. Serve with the strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette.

-- Beth Lee, OMG Yummy





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