4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 cups baby arugula (about 2 ounces), washed and dried
3 cups (about 1/2 small head) red-leaf lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
3 cups (about 1 small head) frisee, trimmed, washed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
1 pint strawberries, washed, dried, hulled, and quartered
1/2 avocado sliced
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
2 Belgian endives, leaves separated, washed and dried
6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Add the arugula, red-leaf lettuce, frisee, strawberries, and walnuts, if using. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine.
On each of 4 individual salad plates, arrange 3 large endive leaves in a 3-pointed star with tips facing out. Then place equal mounds of salad in the center of each plate. Scatter goat cheese on top, if desired. Serve immediately.
Optional Garnish: I will change up this recipe by sprinkling either pepitas or sunflower seeds on top.
Adapted from Whole Living.