Saturday, February 25, 2012

Goat Cheese, Date, & Pear Balsamic Field Green Salad

This salad is simply divine! Not only does it go well with a glass of wine & a buttered slice of fresh french bread, BUT you can also put it on top your freshly baked homemade cheese pizza! enjoy!

Goat Cheese, Date, & Pear Balsamic Field Green Salad

1 Bag (1lb. Field Greens washed and drained)

2 ripe red Pears, seeded, diced, and set aside (toss in lemon juice)

Juice of ½ a lemon (for pears)

½ cup diced Dates (pits removed)

½ cup Goat cheese

½ cup Caramelized Walnuts

¼ cup high quality extra virgin olive oil

½ cup high quality sweet balsamic vinegar (I only use the 18 year aged balsamic from

Salt and pepper

Nature’s Seasoning to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rough chop walnuts & add to 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Bake until golden brown, toss & set aside to cool.

In a large salad bowl, whisk together olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and dates.  Allow dates to sit in dressing for about 15 minutes.

Combine greens, and drizzle dressing on top, toss, and then add pears & and walnuts. Toss, & sprinkle each serving with goat cheese. Serve immediately.

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