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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Serves 4


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

  • 2 cups baby arugula

  • 2 oz. Chevre goat cheese, crumbled

  • 1 cup candied walnuts*

  • Champagne Vanilla Dressing


  1. Combine strawberries, arugula, and walnuts in a bowl.

  2. Add dressing to taste and toss salad.

  3. Transfer to individual salad plates.

  4. Top with crumbled goat cheese and serve.

*Candied walnuts are available at Whole Foods Market.

Champagne Vanilla Dressing


  • 1 vanilla bean**

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 tbsp champagne vinegar***

  • 1 tbsp hot water

  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds.

  2. Combine vanilla bean seeds, champagne vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard in a mixing bowl.

  3. Slowly add the extra virgin olive oil and hot water to mix, using a handheld blender on high.

**Whole vanilla beans are available at Sprouts; 1 tsp vanilla extract may be substituted.

***Champagne vinegar is available at Sur La Table and other speciality stores.

Chef Thomas's recipes have been altered and simplified for home cooking.

#salad #dressing #glutenfree #vegetarian

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