Monday, November 4, 2013

strawberry + brie salad

I made this salad because I was inspired by the one I mentioned in this post.
It was so good and I knew I had to have it again.  I love brie, in general - right up there with goat cheese!  However, I had never had it in a salad before, and I have to tell you it is a lovely change from the typical feta I throw in to my normal weeknight salads.  

You will need: 
2 c strawberries, thinly sliced or quartered
brie wheel, cut into very thin wedges - use a little or a lot
1/2 c sliced almonds (I candied mine, but you don't have to)
1 bag of baby romaine
1/2 c dried cranberries
poppyseed dressing
(***you can also add some thinly slice red onion - the original had it and it did add a nice crispness!)

To make:
Pile greens on individual plates or a serving platter and top with all ingredients, arranging brie around on the side.  Add a thinly sliced grilled chicken breast to the top make this your main course.

What is your go-to salad?   Have you ever tried to recreate a restaurant version?