This is the first “fancy salad” that I ever made and it’s my go to salad when hosting a dinner party. Serve this with Lasagna or Chicken Parmesan and some Garlic Bread for a quick and easy make-ahead meal that can feed a crowd.
- ⅓ Cup Balsamic Vinager
- ⅔ Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper
- 6 oz Baby Spinach
- ½ Cup Walnuts, Toasted and Chopped
- 2 oz Goat Cheese, Crumbled
- Make the Vinagerette - put vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a mason jar and shake to combine.
- Toss the spinach, walnuts, goat cheese and ⅓ cup of the vinagerette in a large bowl and you’re done!
I always make my vinaigrettes in a mason jar. It makes mixing a store a breeze.
This salad will hold in the refrigerator for a couple of days without the dressing. When ready to serve, add the dress and toss.
Goat Cheese is a fresh cheese that only takes about 3 days to make and is best when eaten within a week of being produced.