This Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad is the perfect salad to enjoy during strawberry season! In this recipe, you’ll find tender lettuce, juicy strawberries, and plenty of creamy goat cheese crumbles. Includes a simple homemade dressing to drizzle atop the salad.
Enjoying this Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to head to the Thermador Test Kitchens in Scottsdale, AZ with a group of bloggers to preview Thermador’s new Steam and Convection Oven that will debut later this year.
I would love to have my kitchen stocked with Thermador products should I ever be in the position to hand pick my own appliances. Not only do they offer incredible features – some you probably never would have thought to ask for – but they are gorgeous! Who knew an appliance could be such a work of art?
For one of our lunches we enjoyed Beef Tenderloin, Salmon in Puff Pastry, Orzo Pasta Salad, Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and more in the hands-on portion of the cooking event.
I can’t wait to try all the recipes at home when I have the chance, but I especially loved the Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad and have already made it at home, though I used pistachios because I was out of cashews!
What’s in this Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
This goat cheese and strawberry salad is made of relatively simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
For the homemade dressing:
- Lemon Juice
- Dijon Mustard
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
For the strawberry salad:
- Goat Cheese
- Fresh Strawberries
- Butter Lettuce
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions to make this green salad with sweet strawberries, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
How to Make a Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
Strawberry and goat cheese salad looks impressive served on a large salad platter, but is very easy to make! Here’s a quick overview of the recipe:
- First, you’ll mix up the ingredients for the salad dressing. A mason jar or small bowl works great.
- After that, wash, dry, and chop the lettuce. Next, arrange the lettuce in a large salad bowl or on a salad platter. Sprinkle the strawberry slices and cashews on top.
- Then, drizzle with the dressing and top with the goat cheese just before serving.
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe for salad with goat cheese and strawberries. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad FAQs
Got questions about how to make this recipe? Here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions. Feel free to leave any other questions in the comments on this post and I’ll respond with answers.
What can I substitute for goat cheese?
The goat cheese and strawberries really are the perfect combination! But if you don’t have it, or don’t care for it, you can try feta cheese or blue cheese instead.
Can I use a different nut?
Sure! I have made this with pistachios instead of cashews. Candied pecans or almonds would also be good.
What can I use instead of butter lettuce?
The great thing about this salad is that it is very versatile. You can easily mix things up to achieve different flavors using the base recipe. Here’s some ideas:
- substitute spinach for a strawberry spinach salad.
- for a stronger flavor, try peppery arugula for a strawberry arugula salad.
- mixed greens will also work great!
How should I store leftovers?
If you think you’ll have leftover salad, don’t dress the entire salad at serving, instead pass dressing separately. Then leftovers can be stored in a separate airtight container for optimal freshness.
Try this Recipe at Home!
Next time you’re looking for a delicious salad to make during warm weather, give this goat cheese strawberry salad recipe a try!
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For the Dressing
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 8 ounces strawberries, quartered
- 4 ounces cashews
- 1 pound butter lettuce, washed and chopped
Make the Salad Dressing
- Measure the lemon juice, honey, and dijon into a glass measuring cup. Whisk until combined.
- Gradually add the olive oil, whisking while pouring, until well mixed. Set aside.
Prepare the Salad
- Wash and dry the lettuce, then chop.
- Assemble the lettuce on a large salad platter, dress with strawberries and cashews.
- Pour dressing over the salad and finish with goat cheese crumbles.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g
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Disclosure: Thermador paid my travel and accommodation costs as well as most of the meals during the trip. I was not compensated to write about my experience and opinions expressed and purely my own.