Keto Summer Strawberry & Goats Cheese Salad

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This light and refreshing keto inspired summer salad is loaded with flavour and fats. The added texture from sweet strawberries, crunchy pecans, tender spinach and tangy goats cheese makes this a satisfying meal.

This is a great lunchtime salad option or can be served as a side salad with an evening meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: European
Keyword: gluten free, Goats Cheese, salad, Strawberry, Summer, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 353kcal

Ingredients

for the salad

  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 medium avocado peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium strawberries sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 medium red onion finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp goats cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

for the dressing

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Add the pecans to a dry frying pan over a low/medium heat. Toast gently for a minute or two then set aside.
  • Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk together to combine.
  • Add the spinach to a large salad bowl along with the avocado, strawberries, tomatoes and onions.
  • Crumble over the goats cheese and chopped rosemary.
  • Season the salad with a little salt and pepper and toss together to combine.
  • Top the salad with toasted pecans and drizzle with balsamic dressing to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Fiber: 7g

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