My Favorite Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Warm goat cheese salad is hands-down my favorite salad of all time &mdash and that's saying a lot, as I am a big salad fan!

Goat cheese salad on serving plate

Created by serving fried goat cheese, known as chevre chaud in French, with salad greens and a vinaigrette dressing, this salad is sure to impress. It's a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds!

The recipe given here is one I created from combining several of my favorite salad ingredients, together with a homemade dressing that all blend especially well with the creamy, tangy taste of the warm goat cheese.

The sweet onion vinaigrette is a beautiful rose color, and the flavor adds interest to the cheese and the greens. The addition of fruit to the salad gives it a natural sweetness, and also goes well with the flavor of the goat cheese.

Serve a small portion of one piece of goat cheese with one cup of salad as an appetizer, or double the portions to have a salad that complements a meal. You can even step up the portions again, and add a thick piece of toasted garlic bread or cheese toast to have a delicious entree.

Ingredients:

    Dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red onion
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Salad

  • 4 cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 banana

  • Chevre Chaud
  • 6-8 oz. chevre
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg

Dressing: Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Sweet onion vinaigrette in food processor


Salad: Slice the strawberries and bananas and toss with the greens to mix. Divide into serving bowls or plates.

Chevre Chaud: Place the egg and 1 tsp. water in a small bowl, and mix well with a fork or whisk. Place the bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Slice the chevre into 1/2" thick rounds. Dip in the egg, then roll in the bread crumbs. Brown both sides quickly in a pan with a small amount of oil.
Ingredients for fried goat cheese

Frying goat cheese

Gently place the warm chevre onto the salad and top with vinaigrette (stir or shake first if it has begun to separate).

Now, enjoy &mdash both the taste and the compliments!


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