This delicious summer salad is paired best with the Traminette from Stanburn Winery. Here’s the recipe:

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Serves 2


Ingredients for the salad

1 cup spring salad mix

½ pear, cut into 4 slices

3 strawberries, sliced

¼ cup pecans, crushed

¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled

Herb Garden Vinaigrette (see below)



Place the spring mix in a large bowl.

Add the pear and strawberry slices.

Add in the pecans, cheese and then pour in dressing.

Toss to combine.


Ingredients for Herb Garden Vinaigrette

¼ cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon of shallots, peeled and finely chopped

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup olive oil

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, mint, oregano, or tarragon, finely chopped

2 to 4 tablespoons fresh basil, dill, chervil, or chives, finely chopped



Puree the first five ingredients in a blender or food processor, or place in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake.

Add in the olive oil in a stream to the vinegar mixture while running the blender or processor, or use a whisk to blend.

Add in herbs and mix again, blending the flavors together.

Pair with a glass of Traminette Enjoy!

Written By

Nisa Cochran