Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese & Heirloom Tomatoes

Shop at the market for this delectable Salad, get to know the following vendors:  The Cheese People, The Olive Tap, Natural Farm Stand and River Valley Ranch, they all have beautiful products that will contribute to an amazing salad.  Then your last stop needs to be Wildflour Bakery for a loaf of bread to accompany your salad! 16 oz. Mixed Greens 2-3 Heirloom Tomatoes (sliced or quartered) 1 C. Crimini Mushrooms (sliced) 1/3 C. Chives (chopped) 1/4 C. Pine Nuts (toasted—optional) 4 oz. Goat Cheese (crumbed) 1/4 C. Olive Tap Aceto 4 Leaf Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 C. Olive Tap Scallion Olive Oil Salt & Pepper (to taste)

In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, tomatoes, chives, mushrooms, pine nuts and goat cheese. Combine scallion oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper; whisking until emulsified. Drizzle the salad with vinaigrette, toss to coat and serve immediately. Serve with Crostini on the side.

Yields 4-6 Servings An Olive Tap Original by Cherie

Source:  Olive Tap, Long Grove IL and the Grayslake Farmers Market