Saturday, February 7, 2009

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

This is one of my favorite salads to throw together at home because it's so damn easy and I'm a lazy bastard. I'll add my own photo of it the next time I make it. I also love this one because of the contrast of the sour vinaigrette, sweetness of the dried cranberries, and tartness of the goat cheese. It's like throwing strong flavors into a ring to duke it out, but instead they hold hands and sing kumbaya. The contrasting textures are fun too.


Spinach leaves
Frisee lettuce
Light balsamic vinaigrette (Kraft makes a decent one for a good price and very low cal.)
Sprinkling of goat cheese (don't overdo it. This is meant to be healthy, remember?)
Sprinkling of pine nuts (again, don't overdo it. Feel free to cut them out altogether if you can't behave yourself.)
Sprinkling of dried cranberries

Throw ingredients into a bowl together. Viola. I didn't bother giving amounts because you can play it by ear depending on how many bowls you're making. A handrful of greens per person should be fine. The dressing is only 25 calories per 2 tablespoons, so you can go a little crazy there. I'm hoping to experiment using it as a marinade with chicken and see what I can come up with.


  1. Oops, typo. It's Frisee (with an accent I can't be bothered to figure out right now) and here's a page to illustrate it!