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rocket & sweet chili chèvre

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In yesterday’s comments, Vicki asked for more recipes using the new Sweet Chili Chèvre from Trader Joe’s that I was touting.

Your request is my command.

Zucchini, Fennel, and Marcona Almond Salad1

Rocket, Roasted Zucchini, Fennel, Chèvre, and Marcona Almond Salad

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil

rocket chevre almonds fennel

Salad
2 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch rounds on the diagonal
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups rocket (wild arugula)
1 fennel bulb, core removed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup sweet chili chèvre, crumbled
1/3 cup Marcona almonds

Vinaigrette: Whisk the vinegar in a bowl with the salt and pepper until the salt dissolves. then whisk in the oil until combined. Taste, adjust seasonings, and set aside.

roast zucchini

Salad: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place zucchini rounds and tomato halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil (I used red pepper flavored oil) and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes or until zucchini is soft and lightly browned. Remove and cool slightly.

Mound the rocket on 4 dinner plates, and top with zucchini, tomatoes, fennel slices, crumbled chèvre, and almonds. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve.

Rocket Salad

Serves 4


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5 comments

1 Marissa { 08.19.14 at 9:28 AM }

This salad looks amazing! Definitely going to be making this!

2 Ronnie Jaap { 08.19.14 at 2:08 PM }

Fantastic!! I’ll be making too!

3 Vicki Dickerson { 08.19.14 at 2:41 PM }

Well, YUM! Thanks, Linda!

4 Maureen { 08.26.14 at 5:55 PM }

Can’t go wrong with roasted zucchini!

5 Patti pullen { 08.28.14 at 12:23 PM }

Thank you for my newest addiction!

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