What many people think of as boring can be a healthy and incredibly delicious meal to eat…IF you use the right ingredients. For this salad you need sweet strawberries, fresh goat cheese and slivered almonds. For the dressing I make my own using flavored vinaigrette and flavored EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). Don’t avoid making this just because you don’t have flavored oil and vinegar. Sub it out and see how it turns out. If you don’t have flavored vinaigrette’s or oils then buy some salad dressing at the grocery store as a replacement. Even regular balsamic vinegar and olive oil will do if nothing else. Personally I like a dressing with a little bit of sweetness though on this salad.

This recipe below serves two people. If you want more, pull out your calculators and increase portions accordingly.


  • 1 package of spring salad mix
  • 2 medium strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds


  • 2 tbs Lime Flavored Olive Oil
  • 3 tbs Blackberry Ginger Vinaigrete


Cut the strawberries up into slivers. Don’t use the parts near the top of the strawberry so get rid of those. In a small bowl, combine the oil and vinegar and make sure you whip it good. Whip it real good. After the oil and vinegar is mixed together thoroughly, toss it over the salad and use tongs to mix it up good. Then serve the salad on plate, top with strawberries and crumble some goat cheese over the top. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds and crack some fresh pepper over the top if you want. Serve immediately so you don’t end up with a soggy salad. Enjoy!