Strawberries are in season!! This means it is one of the few times that buying them will not cost you an arm and a leg. Go forth and make delicious strawberry dishes, including this spinach salad! This is a fantastic lunch to whip up when you have a last-minute lunch guest! Goat cheese and fruit are the keys to an impressive salad (unless you are my husband, it needs a meat, so I obliged and added some grilled chicken). This salad is so simple but so good! I would not be surprised if you are called fancy pants after serving this. Own it and strut around, and feel no guilt when eating a cookie after- because you just ate a bowl full of spinach.
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup candied pecans
4 ounces of goat cheese
(Optional for the meat lover in your life- 1 large grilled chicken breast)
2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine balsamic vinegar, honey and Dijon then gradually whisk in the olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste. Combine spinach, strawberries and pecans and toss with dressing. Finally top with crumbled goats cheese, split into two bowls and enjoy!