Perfect Salad with Roasted Strawberries, Pecans and Goat Cheese
- 4 oz. Super Greens or Butter Lettuce Mix
- 4 oz. Arugula
- ¼ c Apple Sherry or Red Wine Vinegar
- ¼ c Olive Oil
- 6 oz. Goat Cheese
- 1 c Pecans
- ½ c Garlic Breadcrumbs
- Roasted Strawberries, recipe follows
- Edible Flowers, if desired
Combine greens; set aside. Make vinaigrette by whisking together vinegar, olive oil and seasonings. Toss greens with strawberries, goat cheese and pecans.
To plate, transfer greens to a bowl, and garnish with breadcrumbs and edible flowers. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
To roast strawberries: Add neutral oil to a smoking sauté pan, and add 1 pound of cored strawberries in a single layer. Roast in 400°F oven until caramelized and juice is reduced.
Chef Abra Berens | Granor Farm, Three Oaks, Michigan