As the weather gets a little warmer, I start thinking of favorite salad combinations. One of my favorites is the combination of spinach and goat cheese. I really don't have a recipe. I use a bag of baby spinach, rinsed and drained. I add a generous amount of crumbled goat cheese and some sliced strawberries. I top it all off with about 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts. Toasting the pine nuts is simple. I put them on a piece of foil in a 350 degree oven for just a few minutes until they start to brown a little. Watch them closely.
For a simple dressing, I mixed 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive oil would be a bit heavy for this dressing) with about 2 Tablespoons of good quality Balsamic Vinegar and a Tablespoon of strawberry jam. I added a pinch of salt and pepper. It is very thick, almost like molasses. A little goes a long way, put it on the salad just before serving.
I served it with a bacon and swiss quiche.
You can find the quiche recipe here.
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