8 ounces baby spinach, washed and dried
1 basket strawberries, hulled and sliced in thirds
1 small shallot, minced
1 1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C. crumbled goat cheese
1/4 C. walnuts, lightly toasted for 7 minutes at 375 degrees
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl combine shallot, balsamic vinegar, a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk in oil in a slow steady stream.
2. In a salad bowl toss the balsamic vinaigrette with the baby spinach and strawberries. Top the salad with the goat cheese and walnuts, and serve right away.