Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese

Sweet strawberries, crisp greens and crunch pistachio crusted tangy goat cheese. Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese is a scrumptious side dish perfect for a special occasion.

What a fabulous salad!  Loved the pistachio crusted goat cheese! Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Low Calorie Low Fat Salad

When I thought about writing the post for this Valentine’s recipe, Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, I thought I would regale you with a romantic Valentine’s memory.I would conjure up images of candlelit dinners, champagne, and Barry White music playing in the background.  Something straight out of a romantic novel.  Alas, I couldn’t think of a single Valentine’s memory like that.  It’s not to say that my hubby doesn’t try to be romantic in his own way but we have different ideas of what is romantic.  Actually of the two of us, he is probably much more romantic.  I’m not a “romantic novel” type girl.  I like mysteries and books that make my mind go into over drive wondering about the plot twists.

Funnily enough, the Valentine’s Day I really remember was one when my husband wasn’t even home. He was on a business trip so it was just my little one and I.  I had stopped at a dollar store and bought pink, plastic champagne glasses and some Valentine’s plates and napkins.  She came home from school and we had seltzer water in our cups and did a toast. She was so thrilled.  We ordered pizza and watched a movie.  Yup, we even ate dinner sitting on the couch (her favorite thing to do).  She was so happy with the special Valentine champagne glasses.  For a couple of bucks, I made her night which made mine.

What a fabulous salad!  Loved the pistachio crusted goat cheese! Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Low Calorie Low Fat Salad

I do remember what we cooked for our very first Valentine’s though. That is no big shock to you, if you’ve been following my blog. I almost always remember what we eat. Oh, priorities. We made a Weight Watcher’s recipe with pasta, caviar and smoked salmon. It was quite tasty. We probably had bought cards (after all it was the first). He might have stopped at the grocery store and bought me flowers and that was probably the extent of it. While romance is not really high on our list, being together and remembering why we love each other is. We just like to hang out together and as a family.

 

Sometimes it is the silliest, strangest moments that make the biggest impact. A couple of Saturdays ago we all were sitting on the family room floor doing planks and push ups. No this is not a normal occurrence in our house but it probably should be. My hubby had come back from his walk and mentioned that his cardiologist wanted him to do planks and sit ups. He was claiming how easy planks were. What?! Hmm, “Let me see you do it, I bet your butt is up!”. I thought to myself. The bum could easily hold a plank for a minute multiple times in a row. It got my competitive streak going. Soon our daughter was trying to do a plank which got us all laughing. It was a totally spontaneous moment and a fun memory. What a great way to break a rut. It made me love him even more. Forget the romance, get on the floor with your partner and have a planking and push up competition.
What a fabulous salad!  Loved the pistachio crusted goat cheese! Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Low Calorie Low Fat Salad
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Yields 4 servings

Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese

20 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 20 shelled pistachios
  • 8 cups mixed lettuce or romaine
  • 1 cups sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup sliced sweet onion
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp. lemon balsamic vinegar or (1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tsp. tarragon mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. water
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Divide goat cheese into 16 small circles. Slightly flatten them and place on a piece of wax paper on a plate. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Place pistachios in a small skillet and toast over medium heat until they are slightly toasted.
  3. Place into a zip lock and crush them.
  4. Gently press pistachios into the goat cheese.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard and honey. Slowly whisk in oil and water. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place 2 cups lettuce into 4 bowls. Top with ¼ cup of strawberries and 1 tbsp. onion and 4 pistachio goat cheese croutons.
  7. Toss each salad with about 1 ½ tbsp. dressing.

Notes

Nutritional value per serving: Cal 158/Carbs 16 grams/Fiber 4 grams/Fat 9 grams/Protein 5 grams

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    You have a new design. Nice!!!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Charlotte. I'm glad you like it. I'm working on a few more updates that will hopefully make the site easier to use.
  2. Charlotte Moore says
    I just made your Texas Caviar. I don't eat that kind of stuff, but my granddaughter in law and husband will. I did taste after I mixed it all together. It seems to need salt and maybe something spicy like jalapeno or hot sauce. Do you think it would work to add any of that?
  3. That pistachio covered goat cheese is to die for!
  4. Christie I am loving the new look of the blog!! this salad looks so tasty!
  5. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine says
    Looks amazing! Such a pretty salad!

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