Strawberry Chevre Salad


By Shannon O'Donnell

With all of the July vacations in our Weather group this month, I've been at the station so much that my cooking has gone by the way-side!  So I'm re-posting a blog from last year...with the sunny & warm weather on Sunday, this is a quick and COOL salad to throw together.  If you don't have strawberries, various fruits will work in their place.  Maybe even some summer watermelon!

During my time in San Francisco, I fell in love with a wonderful little deli and bakery called Specialty's.  They had the most delicious sandwiches and creative salads, plus decadent quarter-pound cookies in flavors ranging from 'black and white' to 'wheat germ chocolate chip' (my personal fave).  There was a Specialty's at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, and I would offer to go pick my husband up from work there just so I could dart into Specialty's for something yummy!

I knew I would miss my favorite sandwich shop once I moved back north to Seattle, so imagine my delight in finding that Specialty's had expanded up to the Northwest!  They now have several cafes in our region, including the one I frequent in University Village.


I noticed a nice summer-y salad on their menu while I was there last week, so I thought I would try to recreate it.  Here is my version of their Strawberry Chevre Salad:
*  1 package pre-washed organic wild greens mix
*  4+ ounces crumbled chevre cheese
*  Dozen or more organic strawberries, sliced
*  1/4 cup slivered red onion
*  1/2 cup candied walnuts
*  Light salad dressing (I used raspberry walnut vinaigrette) to taste
Toss & enjoy with artisan bread and butter for a wonderful summer lunch.

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When she's not forecasting, Shannon O'Donnell enjoys putting together tasty, season-appropriate meals and goodies for her friends and family.

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