I love goat cheese. To a ridiculous amount. I pretty much zero in on anything on a menu that says goat cheese. I often order it on the side of things just to add to any dish. My love for goat cheese is quite deep.
As much as I love goat cheese- it’s only part of the reason why I love this salad. This salad is addictive. I can never have just one serving. It has the perfect combinations of creaminess, sweetness, crunchiness, and green that I look for in a salad.
I’ve somehow managed to perfect the right amount of toppings per lettuce/spinach mix as well, something that is not easy to do. I generally have a problem with salads that are primarily lettuce and dressing. The lettuce is usually just a filler and the dressing is just trying to make it taste good. The ingredients in a salad should speak for themselves, and the dressing should bring out their flavor. That’s my personal belief about salad. Stop me before I go on a rant about it.
Anyways, this salad will not disappoint. It is perfect for summer. Although, I love it all year long.
Here is the recipe:
The amounts in this recipe are not exact. I estimated them based off of serving sizes that we usually use. You can go ahead and go with your gut if they do not feel like enough or feel like too much for you.
I find that this salad is filling enough to be a meal- but I’m sure it would be delicious with a little grilled chicken breast on it too.
Honestly, anything that has avocado and goat cheese has my heart. This salad has the right combination of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth, and fats and fiber to satisfy your hunger. Not to mention lots of great nutrients. When we make it, it usually lasts us several meals.
The ingredients to this salad are pretty much always on our grocery list. So much so, that the last time Lars went to the grocery store and I gave him a list that had apples and spinach on it, he got granny smith apples and the spinach spring lettuce mix instead of honey crisp apples and plain baby spinach, which is what I wanted. My fault, for not specifying.
I’m sad I’m not eating any today. We need a trip to the grocery store.
Yum. I gotta go make some more.