Spring Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

Spring Salad with Warm Goat Cheese
Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to indulge in this wonderful salad topped with warm goat cheese. I love using vegetables that are in season whenever I can, they tend to be fresher and tastier. Add candied pecans for a delicious hint of sweetness and extra crunch… amazing!
10 minutes 20 minutes  30 minutes
YIELD: 2-3 Servings
  • 5 oz spring salad mix
  • ½ cup pecan nuts
  • 2 tsp agave syrup
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch spring onions or scallions, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 small (4oz) goat cheese
  • ¼ cup caramelized onions
  • ¼ cup of your favorite balsamic dressing (or make your own, whisk together 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 2 tsp agave syrup)

How to Make it
  1. Put the salad mix in a serving bowl
  2. Add the tomatoes
  3. Toast the pecan nuts in a hot pan for 2 minutes, turn off heat and add 2 tsp agave syrup, mix well and let cool
  4. Pan roast the zucchini and spring onions in a hot pan with 1 tsp olive oil for 5 minutes or until tender and add to the bowl
  5. Mix in salad dressing
  6. Place the goat cheese on a sheet pan and heat in the oven at 350° for 10 minutes
  7. Top with candied pecan nuts, warm goat cheese and caramelized onions