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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Raspberry Chevre Green Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts

The combination of sweet raspberries, creamy chevre, and the smokiness of toasted pine nuts are amazing in this simple green salad that's perfect for summer -- or anytime!

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To me, this raspberry chevre pine nut salad is candy. I first had it when a friend brought it to a 4th of July gathering, and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s a great salad in many ways: like most salads, it’s easy to make. It fits the bill of being colorful and photogenic, and the combination of chevre, toasted pine nuts, and sweet raspberries is amazing, especially when you use Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.

You don’t have to use that dressing, of course –any balsamic vinaigrette will do — but I prefer it on this salad.

Here’s the Raspberry Chevre and Pine Nut Salad Recipe:

Raspberry Chevre Pine Nut Salad Recipe

Easy Raspberry Chevre Salad

CherylCheryl
The combination of toasted pine nuts, raspberries, and chevre in this salad is delicious — its a bit like candy rather than an actual salad to me.
The amounts here are approximate, you can make it to taste. I end up using slightly different ingredient portions each time I make it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Toasting the pine nuts. 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • .25 cup Annie's Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing You can, of course, use other types of vinaigrette dressing, but this one pairs wonderfully with this salad!
  • 5 cups Salad Mix A spring greens salad blend works fine, but there's a herb salad blend at my local grocer that works great here.
  • .25 cup Pine Nuts Toasted
  • .25 cup Chevre goat cheese Crumbled
  • .5 cup Raspberries

How to Make It
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • When the oven has heated up, put the pine nuts in and toast them until they're a nice, toasty color. This will take about 5 minutes…but it may be more or less – keep a close watch on these guys to avoid burning them!
  • Let the pine nuts cool of a bit while you make the rest of the salad.
  • Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl and toss together.
  • Add the pine nuts in after they've cooled as well.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Of course, you might want to leave off the dressing and let guests put it on themselves before serving — especially if you want to transport. If you’re bringing this salad to a party, consider bringing the ingredients separately and assembling it there just prior to serving.
Raspberries, chevre, and toasted pine nuts make a delicious combination for an easy Summer salad! Click to Tweet

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Raspberry Chevre Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword chevre, goat cheese, greens, pine nuts, raspberries, salad
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Raspberry Chevre Pine Nut Salad Recipe

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Cheryl
Cherylhttps://www.caffeinejournal.com
Cheryl is a former Occupational Therapist and WordPress enthusiast who became a writer in some parallel universe and occasionally, but infrequently, publishes things in this one. She writes two blogs (or is it three) which she won't quit because she knows that blogs, in her case, are like a hydra and if she cuts one off two more will take its place. When she's not doing that, she enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking (formerly fast, now ebike), messing around with Adobe illustrator, making assorted things, meditating (though she wouldn't call that "like," and reading. She normally doesn't speak about herself in the third person, but she sometimes uses "we" in the royal sense while writing this blog. She lives in Poulsbo, WA with her spouse, her youngest adult daughter, a very old mutt, and a Siamese cat.
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