Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad

I have fallen in LOVE with this salad! Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats’ cheese, and crunchy almonds – a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING!

Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats' cheese, crunchy almonds - This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad is MADE by its toasted sesame DRESSING! | NOMaste Kitchen

This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe uses an incredibly delicious sesame seed dressing that I was introduced to by my dearest sister-in-law Jess!

I love salad dressing as much as the next person – duh. But often its not worth the calorie count for me.

So many delicious dressings are extremely heavy and full of saturated fats. Sure, your salad may start out healthy – but once you glob on 300 calories  of creamy caesar, you may as well be indulging in a burger!

Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats' cheese, crunchy almonds - This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad is MADE by its toasted sesame DRESSING! | NOMaste Kitchen

This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe, adapted from a recipe by Cooking Classy, is light, flavorful and delicious! Yes, there is olive oil in the dressing which is full of fat! Its not nearly as heavy or unhealthy as a cream-based dressing.

It makes the salad fresh, fragrant, and full of flavor – especially the toasted sesame seeds!

Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats' cheese, crunchy almonds - This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad is MADE by its toasted sesame DRESSING! | NOMaste Kitchen

Try it for yourself! Hope you love it as much as I do!

Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats' cheese, and crunchy almonds - a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING!

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Healthy, Salad
Keyword: Goat Cheese, Salad, Sesame Dressing, Strawberry Almond Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
Sesame Seed Dressing
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
Salad
  • 16 oz baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbled
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together vinegars and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Add olive oil honey, shallot, and sesame seeds - whisk until well blended.

  2. In a large bowl, toss spinach, almonds, strawberries, goat cheese and dressing. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store dressing separately from salad in an airtight container or jar. 

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

NOMaste,

Haley

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