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    Green Salad With Strawberries & Goat Cheese

    This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with a grilled chicken breast.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups baby spinach
    • 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed
    • 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 12 ounces)
    • 1/3 cup fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
    • freshly ground pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Whisk maple syrup (or brown sugar), vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach, watercress, strawberries and chives; toss to coat. 
    Step 2
    Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with pecans and goat cheese.

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