Strawberry Chevre Salad

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By Shannon O'Donnell

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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!
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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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