Easy Recipes Inspired By My West Coast Kitchen Garden On Vancouver Island

Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette with Arugula, Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette with Arugula, Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

This easy, healthy and light dressing goes great on many salads, especially spinach.

Arugula Salad with Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette, Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

A delicious salad filled with fiber and protein in a fresh, light and bright dressing made with fresh seasonal strawberries. 

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 c Whole Strawberries Hulled
  • 2-3 sprigs Lemon Thyme Leaves only, woody stem discarded
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Champagne Vinegar Or other wine vinegar

Salad

  • 6 c Arugula
  • 1/2 c Goat Cheese Crumbled, or ricotta if you prefer milder flavor
  • 1/2 c Hazelnuts (Filberts) Coarsely chopped
  • 12 Strawberries For Garnish

Instructions

Dressing

  1. Put all ingredients except oil and vinegar into mini food processor or blender (or cup with immersion blender) and blend until smooth, then add in the oil and vinegar and blend again until frothy and emulsified. 

    Strawberry Salad Dressing Ingredients

Salad

  1. Divide arugula between 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the cheese and hazelnuts, and then pour dressing over and garnish with the strawberries.

    Strawberry Salad Dressing