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Spinach Salad with Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese, and Tarragon Vinaigrette

Created and presented by Myra Kornfeld

Buttery nova lox (cold-smoked salmon) lends a colorful touch to a flavorful spinach and goat cheese salad, making this dish a substantial appetizer or delicious light lunch.

(Vital Choice note: Our wild Alaskan sockeye nova lox has about one-third less sodium than most national brands, making it both healthier and tastier.)

Serves 4


1/4 cup finely diced red onion

2 tablespoons minced chives or scallions

2 tablespoons chopped tarragon

4 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 clove garlic, minced

20 scrapes of fresh nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon powdered)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or organic balsamic vinegar

6 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil


12 ounces baby spinach

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

4 ounces wild Alaskan sockeye salmon nova lox, thinly sliced

  • Make the dressing. Mix together the red onions, chives, tarragon, parsley, garlic, nutmeg, a sprinkling salt and pepper, and the vinegar. Drizzle in the oil, whisking to combine thoroughly.
  • Mix the spinach with the goat cheese and the dressing and toss to combine. Top with the sliced salmon.

© Myra Kornfeld. All Rights Reserved

About Myra Kornfeld

A veteran restaurant chef, recipe developer and editor, private chef and menu consultant, Myra Kornfeld believes that good food, enjoyed in good company, with great conversation is among the greatest of life's pleasures.

Myra is the acclaimed author of several great cookbooks, including these titles available at

  • The Healthy Hedonist: More than 200 Delectable Flexitarian Recipes
  • The Healthy Hedonist Holidays
  • The Voluptuous Vegan: More than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes.

Myra Kornfeld is also the Head Chef & Content Manager of, an instructor at The Natural Gourmet School of Health and Culinary Arts, the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Tai Sophia Institute.

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