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Green Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Rounds

This is a simple green salad with warm goat cheese. The warm goat cheese on this simple green salad adds tanginess and a bit of crunch. Delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Salad with warm Goat Cheese
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

Goat Cheese Rounds Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups fresh white bread crumbs, or panko
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh thyme, or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 11 ounce log of plain soft goat cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar, or vinegar of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salad greens, enough for 6 to 8 people

Instructions

Goat Cheese Rounds Directions

  • Combine the bread crumbs and the thyme.
  • Slice the goat cheese into 12 (½ inch thick) slices. The cheese tends to stick to the knife so using (unflavored :)) dental floss is a clean and easy way to cut it.
  • DIp each slice into the beaten egg and then into the bread crumbs making sure that each cheese slice is completely coated.
  • Place the slices on a rack and chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. (This can be done up to 4 hours ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.)
  • When ready to serve, heat 1 Tablespoon of butter and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  • Cook the goat cheese rounds on both sides until browned on the outside (less than 1 minute on each side).
  • Lay on top of the prepared salads.

Salad Directions

  • Prepare the salad dressing by placing the vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and combine with a whisk.
  • While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified. Set aside until you are ready to toss the salad.
  • Toss the salad with the desired amount of dressing. Serve each salad plate with the salad and top with 1 or 2 warm goat cheese rounds.

Notes

Gr8 Make Ahead Tips
  • The goat cheese rounds can be prepared for cooking up to 4 hours before serving.
  • The cooked rounds can be made and kept in a low warm oven for an hour before serving.
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