Smoked Almond and Goat Cheese Salad

Smoked Almond and Goat Cheese Salad1 year: Stuffed my face with cake.

5 years: Indulged in greasy pizza and glittery prizes at Chuck E. Cheese.

10 years: Opened my best present yet: a set of Pogs (not to be confused with Pugs).

Smoked Almond and Goat Cheese Salad15 years: Celebrated with a murder mystery party. Don’t ask. And mom and dad – thanks.

20 years: Was serenaded with “Happy Birthday” by the staff at Buca di Beppo… in the ladies’ room. Yes, they came in and found me.

25 years: See year 1.

Smoked Almond and Goat Cheese Salad

Smoked Almond and Goat Cheese Salad
Serves: 8
  • 1 lb. fresh baby spinach and/or spring mix
  • 3 tbs. fresh parsley
  • ¾ cup crushed smoked almonds (about 10 pulses in a food processor)
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  1. Saute shallot with 1 tbs. olive oil. Add 1 tbs. honey. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and rosemary. Add olive oil and whisk again.
  3. Combine the spinach/spring mix and parsley. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  4. Plate the spinach mixture on plates. Top with crushed almonds and goat cheese.

You might be wondering why a salad (even if it is completely delicious) on my birthday? And you shall find out tomorrow!

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  1. Lindsay, I can not tell you how much I love your blog. This is just another wonderful recipe and photograph. You and your blog inspires me everyday and I thank you for that!

  2. Hi Lindsay,

    This looks delicious! I am planning to add some dried cranberries and make it for Thanksgiving. I linked to it in my primal Thanksgiving menu plan here:

    It’s so fun to discover more recipes on your blog that were posted back in the day! :)

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