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Dish with Diane: Chef Todd English's Spring Pea & Goat Cheese Kale Salad


Spring Pea & Goat Cheese Kale Salad

Dish with Diane — a series all about getting healthy and delicious foods right from world-class chefs themselves, brings you this special salad. Loaded with cream goat cheese and fresh peas, you won't need another salad all summer long!

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Protein Options:
8/12 Raw Shrimp (3-5 shrimp per person)- Grill or saute with olive oil and salt & pepper for 3-5 minutes. 
1 - 3 ounce Chicken Breast per person - Grilled or sauteed with olive oil, S&P
1 - 3 ounce filet of Wild Atlantic or Organic Salmon per person- Grill or sautee in olive oil with salt and pepper over medium- high heat and cook about 3.5 minutes on each side for medium rare.

* *Optional * *

Crispy Prosciutto Garnish - 4 -6 slices of prosciutto
To cook, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place slices of prosciutto on a non- stick cookie sheet and bake for up to 25 minutes or until crispy.


Goat Cheese Mousse

  • 1 8 ounce tube goat cheese
  • 1 8.5 ounce can coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 bunch Lacinato (Dinosaur Kale)
  • 1 bunch baby kale
  • 1 bunch red Russian kale
  • 4 Ounces "clam shell" container of pea tendrils
  • 1/2 Cup English Peas, blanched
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar Snap Peas, blanched
  • 5 radish, thinly shaved
  • A handful of Golden Pea Shoots & Crispy Prosciutto (Optional)

Tarragon Vinaigrette

  • 1 Cup Tarragon Vinegar
  • 3 Cups Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tarragon Mustard
  • Drizzle of Honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


Goat Cheese Mousse

Fold cheese and coconut milk together to incorporate and then add salt and pepper as desired.




For the Salad

Wash, de-stem, and chop kale and place into a large mixing bowl.

Toss in pea tendrils, peas and shaved radish and toss in vinagrette (recipe below). Mix together well to incorporate.

Tarragon Vinaigrette

 Add together vinegar, oil, and mustard and stir well to incorporate.

Drizzle honey and mix well, add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, place a spoonful of the goat cheese mousse on the bottom of the serving plate and spread along the plate surface to thin it out and distribute evenly. Top with salad mixture and your choice of protein, then Golden Pea Shoots and enjoy!