Clean Eating Berry & Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Pecans

Clean Eating Berry Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade VinaigretteAre you ready for a tasty and refreshing salad that’s perfect for spring and summer? This salad is loaded with fresh fruits and veggies including blueberries, raspberries, honeydew and more, so there’s no shortage of varied produce in this colorful salad! We really like this salad dressing as well with the complimentary raspberry notes. Or maybe we just liked the vinaigrette dressing because it was so much fun to shake up in the mason jar! Stay tuned for a video on making vinaigrettes soon. And last but not least, the goat cheese sends us over the edge! Goat cheese is a staple in our Clean Eating plans and really in our lives in general…it’s so creamy and flavorful. If you haven’t ventured out and tried it yet, hop to it!

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Clean Eating Berry & Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Pecans
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ (8-oz) package sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 5 oz package spring mix
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh honeydew chunks
  • ½ (4-oz) log goat cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted*
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook peas in boiling water to cover 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well, and pat dry.
  3. Layer spring mix, peas, berries, honeydew, cheese and pecans evenly in 4 containers.
  4. Whisk vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl, whisking until well blended.
  5. Gradually whisk in olive oil.
  6. Pack 2 tablespoons dressing in each of 4 small containers with salads.
  7. *Note: Toast pecans in a small dry skillet over medium heat until golden and fragrant.

What’s your favorite spring salad?

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