Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Summertime is the perfect time to whip up a salad for a quick meal or as a delicious appetizer. Fresh Ontario produce is in abundance at Farmers’ Markets and roadside stands, so fill your basket and enjoy the summer harvest!

The Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

The Salad

  • 1 head red leaf lettuce chopped or your favourite greens
  • ½ cup goat cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups strawberries, cored and halved or sliced

Mix together all ingredients for the dressing, and refrigerate for at least one hour – the longer the better.

Toss lettuce and half of the strawberries with dressing. Top with remaining strawberries, goat cheese and toasted almonds. Serve with sparkling water or champagne.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad


The word “salad” comes from the Latin word “salata”, meaning salty or “from salt”.

A medium strawberry has approximately 200 seeds and is the only fruit with seeds on the outside.

One cup of fresh strawberries has only 55 calories and contains, 1 gram protein, 3 grams of fibre, 149% of your daily intake of vitamin C, 9% of your daily intake of folate, and 7% of your daily intake for potassium.