smoked almond & goat cheese salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh baby spinach and/or spring mix
  • 3 tbs. fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup crushed smoked almonds (about 10 pulses in a food processor)
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper

Saute shallot with 1 tbs. olive oil.  Add 1 tbs. honey.  Season with salt and pepper.  Transfer to a small bowl and whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and rosemary.  Add olive oil and whisk again. 

Combine the spinach/spring mix and parsley.  Add the dressing and toss to coat. Plate the spinach mixture on plates.  Top with crushed almonds and goat cheese.

 Source: Pinch of Yum

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