Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese and Avocado

Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese and Avocado

I have so much lettuce and arugula growing right now I’m searching for new and delicious salad recipes.  I love this salad – it is light and perfect for a main meal!  The dressing takes it over the top.  Even if you don’t like goat cheese, another cheese would work just as well.  Enjoy!
Mixed Greens & Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese & Avocado Recipe
 Mixed greens tossed with sliced strawberries, chopped cooked chicken, avocado, crumbled goat cheese and sliced almonds in a simple honey citrus vinaigrette
 Ingredients
  • 8 cups mixed greens, well rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups grilled chopped chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 medium avocado, cubed
  • ¼ red onion, sliced very thinly
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds or chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  Instructions
  1. To prepare dressing, in a jar with a tight cover, combine the olive oil, honey, orange juice, rice wine vinegar and mustard. Cover the jar tightly and shake until well blended. (Or whisk everything together in a small bowl.)
  2. In a large bowl, place the mixed greens, sliced strawberries, avocado cubes, sliced onion, sliced almonds.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over and toss until everything is combined and coated with dressing.
  5. Add the goat cheese crumbles and toss again gently.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Source:  simple-nourished-living.com

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Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Sweet strawberries enveloped by whipped cream atop a crisp Belgian Waffle covered in maple syrup …. need I say more?  Enjoy!

Classic Belgian Waffles

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup very warm water, 110-115 degrees F – I recommend using a thermometer
  •  ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  •  1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, for dusting, if desired
  •  butter and maple syrup, if desired
  • fresh fruit, for topping, if desired
1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the water. Add the yeast and stir to combine; let mixture sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, stir the flour with the salt. Whisk in the yeast mixture, milk, butter, egg yolks and vanilla until smooth.
3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold them into the batter and let stand for 1 hour.
4. Preheat the oven to 225°. Heat and grease a Belgian waffle iron. Pour 1 1/4 cups of the batter into the iron and cook until the waffles are golden, 3-5 minutes, depending on your waffle maker. Transfer the waffles to the oven. Repeat with the remaining batter. Dust the waffles with powdered sugar or serve with butter and warm syrup. We also love these waffles topped with fresh fruit.
 
Recipe Source:  The Cafe Sucrefarine