Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Recipe - Berry Salad

This is an excellent spring salad to perk up your taste buds and add a burst of fruit flavor to your next chicken maid dish!
Berry Good Salad
Serves 6

l/2 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
l/2 pint fresh blackberries
10 ounces spring salad mix

4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 ounce dried cranberries
1 ounce dried raspberries
1 ounce chopped walnuts
2 pinches coarse black pepper, or to taste

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tarragon or dill herb vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8  teaspoon ground black pepper

1. To prepare the salad, combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, add vinaigrette and toss well.
2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk well.

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