Today feels like an ‘s’ kind of day. As in Summer, Strawberries, Salad and Scrum-diddli-umpcious. (That’s me channeling my inner Ned Flanders.)

I don’t know about you, but mid-way through summer I’m in dire need of new salad ideas. Maybe because it’s hotter than the bowels of hell here in AZ by the time July rolls around and absolutely nothing else sounds appealing.

Salads are the perfect meal option for lazy mom’s like me, they’re basically idiot proof considering you can combine pretty much any fruit with any cheese and any nut and end up with something delicious.

Perfect example. Strawberries, pecans and goat cheese.

Try this. You’ll like it.

Strawberry Pecan Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette

makes 4 servings
1 bag pre-washed baby spinach
5 – 6 fresh strawberries (sliced)
1/4 cup pecan halves
2 ounces goat cheese (crumbled)
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh dill (or 1/2 tbsp dried)
1/4 tsp salt
dash of ground white pepper

In a large mixing bowl, toss spinach, strawberry slices and pecan halves. In a small mixing bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, sugar, dill, salt & pepper to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat. Plate and sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.

This salad is so easy to make and has a perfect sweet, tangy, crunchy, creamy thing going on. If you’re feeling ambitious you could even add some sliced grilled chicken breast.

Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.