I’m always on the lookout for new salad inspiration.
And let me tell you, California has some really good salads.
You can get your burger on a salad (which I find absolutely annoying because I’m never the one doing it) and literally every single restaurant has a list of decent salads. Even Asian take-out restaurants! Then there are restaurants that serve only salads, like greens up in Santa Monica.
I had been working at greens up a few weeks ago, and spent a significant amount of time drooling over their menu.
For some reason the salad that contained dates and corn – two things that are not my favorite – sounded really good. So I brought home two salads and we celebrated Valentine’s Day with salads and wine. The salad ended up being so good that I decided I needed to make it a few days later.
The flavors are perfect – sweet dates, creamy cheese, flavorful corn – all over dressed greens. I thought the salad was pretty filling, but if you really want to make it into a meal, add some cooked turkey or chicken for protein!
Date, Corn & Goat Cheese Salad
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 1 tsp oil (like grapeseed or olive)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 8 cups greens of choice
- 1Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
- 4 dates, sliced thinly
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 Tbsp toasted walnuts
- 8 oz chicken or turkey if desired
Heat oil in small pan.
Add corn and saute for about 3-5 minutes, until golden brown.
Toss lettuce with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Divide onto two plates.
Top greens with dates, goat cheese, walnuts, corn and turkey or chicken if desired.