Spinach, Goat Cheese and Roasted Carrot Salad
From Food Network Magazine, Nov. 2018
1 bunch small to medium carrots with tops, trimmed and halved lengthwise 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1-1/2 teaspoons honey 1-1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard 1 small shallot, thinly sliced 6 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces) 1 head red leaf lettuce, torn into large pieces 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh chives
Place a baking sheet in the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Toss the carrots with 1 tablespoon olive oil, a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Spread the carrots on the hot pan and bake until lightly browned and tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast the almonds in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
Whisk the vinegar, honey, mustard and shallot in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil until combined. Add the spinach, lettuce and almonds and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the salad and carrots to a platter. Top with the goat cheese and chives.