Summer Entertaining: Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad + Rosé.

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It’s the first long weekend of Summer in a couple days! We’re supposed to have great weather for it. I love this time of year for the many obvious reasons but also because I love eating outside. It’s so relaxing and food always tastes better outside, right? If you’re looking for a fresh and easy recipe to entertain guests or something simple to enjoy with the family, I’ve put together a fresh summer salad that pairs really well with rosé. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the sunny long weekend! What do you think? Any plans?

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Summer Salad:

mixed field greens
roasted corn seasoned with paprika/cayenne
walnuts
sliced avocado
fresh strawberries
crumbled goat cheese

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add in other favourite toppings and leave out what you don’t fancy. It’s pretty simple!

Dressing:

infused olive oil (I used french walnut)
infused white balsamic vinegar (I used sicilian lemon)

Combine the oil and white balsamic vinegar in a small dish, pour over the salad. I picked up these infused oils at Olive the Senses and I highly recommend trying out their products if you haven’t already. They are absolutely delicious and great for adding to salads, baking, cooking, basically anything!

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Any rosé would pair really nicely with this salad. I’ve picked up Honest John’s Rosé from a local BC winery called Road 13. This medium bodied rosé is great quality for the price point ($16.00) and has a lovely palate of cranberry, strawberry, and stone fruit. I’m not a big red wine fan so I like a lighter and easier to enjoy rosé, this one was definitely just that! Also, how cute is the little cap with the tractor and the dog? I love that.

Enjoy!
[Photo collaboration with Baci&Baci]