Honey & Goat Cheese Salad Dressing (and 7 things about me)

Did you know that goat cheese has 30% less fat than sour cream? While most cows milk cheeses have about  100 calories and 10 grams of fat per ounce, goat cheese only has 80 calories and 6 grams of fat.

I love crumbled goat cheese on salads so when I saw this recipe (check out Gina’s Skinny Recipes) I knew it would be a keeper.

*4 oz fresh goat cheese (any flavor you like, mine had herbs)at room temperature *1 1/2 tbsp honey *2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil *2 tsp apple cider vinegar *1/2 lemon, juiced *1 tbsp water *salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Blend ingredients and serve over a salad (or even as a veggie or fruit dip!).

I had this salad for dinner last night and have it packed again for lunch today. The sweetness of fruit with the tang of the dressing compliment each other well. Try apples, strawberries, grapes, or craisin/raisins as your fruit with a spring mix lettuce blend. The crunch of an almond or pecan would add more texture as well. Another option is to add beets, they are heavenly with goat cheese.

Liz over at Reston Style included me in her “7 things” post, so now it is my turn. Thank you Liz for helping me get out of my blogging block (Ashley you too, love you). So other than my love of cheese which is evident through this recipe, here are a couple other things:

* I’m orginally from Fairfield, Connecticut
* I’ve been on Fox News several times to talk politics etc. (mainly through the 2008 election) and ultimately decided that was not the direction I wanted to take my career in. Television (and politics) is a tough business, emotionally and physically, little pay, long hours, and high stress. 
* I listen to all kinds of music but tend to lean towards hard rock, emo, and punk. (Hard to imagine when you see me, I don’t really fit that stereo type)
*I cry at the drop of a hat. I cried last night during “Chopped” on the food network. I cry during HGTV’s House Hunters. I’m ridiculous.
*I love Jameson Irish Whiskey on the rocks (but can’t hold my alcohol like I used too).
*I have a problem with eating too much candy, mainly  gummy candy (Haribo gummy bears and Swedish Fish). 

Your turn (No pressure): Echo Bella, At First Blush, …This Girl, My Nesting Life, Puppies and Pumps, Mix Tape, and Maggie Mayd

4 Responses to “Honey & Goat Cheese Salad Dressing (and 7 things about me)”

  1. Liz posted on February 25, 2011 at 8:54 pm (#)

    This dressing sounds sooooo Yummy! I’ll be out at RTC tonight too! Heading to Passion Fish with a friend and his friends!


  2. Megan posted on February 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm (#)

    That salad looks SO good! Thanks for sharing. I cry at anything, too. I am watching Toddlers and Tiaras and I teared up because one of the little girls was crying. Haha. Super dork right here!

  3. Alleen posted on March 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm (#)

    SO! I am just now reading this and first, I love the salad, YUM! And second I will be posting those answers tomorrow on my blog!!! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo


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