Recipe: Berry & Goat Cheese Summer Salad

From "4 Neighbors Cooking Demo", June 4, 2009

Ingredients:

3 C. mild greens, such as spinach or mixed baby lettuce green
3 C. spicy greens, such as watercress with stems removed or arugula
1/3 C. fresh chopped chives (dill or cilantro also work)
2-3 C. fresh berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or a combination
1/4 C. crumbled goat cheese

Optional: 1/2 C. toasted chopped pecans

Dressing (optional):

1 T. brown sugar
1 T. red-wine vinegar
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 t. salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine greens, chives, and berries.

Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar, and shake well. Add dressing to salad, and toss well to thinly coat. Top with goat cheese and pecans, if using.  

NOTE: Pair this salad with grilled salmon or grilled chicken for an elegant, but simple dinner.