Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

Raspberries are perfect but strawberries are better

We’ve been eating a lot of salad lately. The possibilities are really endless. It seems silly then to actually put a recipe down for a salad, but these goat cheese disks are just too easy and good not to share. Put them on whatever salad you choose. The recipe below serves two.

Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp chopped herbs, such as sage, oregano or thyme
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 ounce milk
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups mixed greens or spinach, torn
  • 2 ounces pecans
  • 1/2 cup raspberries or sliced strawberries

Pop the goat cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes. Slice off one ounce rounds and put the remaining goat cheese back in the refrigerator. Put bread crumbs, herbs and salt and pepper in one bowl and milk in another. Dip cheese in the milk then dredge in bread crumbs to coat. Put on a baking sheet and cook at 400 until golden, flipping once to cook evenly. This should take about five to seven minutes total. As the cheese is cooking, divide greens, berries and pecans between two plates. Put vinegar in a two-quart saucepan over medium heat and let liquid reduce by half, stirring occasionally. When cheese is done, put one on each plate and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Serve immediately.

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38 Responses to Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

  1. Lauren says:

    Lovely! So strawberries are better than perfect, eh?

  2. Erin Renee says:

    There’s a lady at the local farmer’s market who sells goat cheese. Each week they put up the picture of the “Goat of the Week”. It makes me smile a lot. I bet Penny the Goat would be happy to know her cheese was being put into yummy salad.

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    I love goat cheese but have never had it fried. The salad sound like it would be very tasty but as goat cheese is a bit pricey for me right now and I have some home made paneer in the freezer (originally destined for mattar paneer), I wonder whether I could cube and fry it and do something similar to this. Raspberries are one of my favourite berries. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve never had fried goat cheese, sounds heavenly! And those raspberries look huge. πŸ™‚

  5. pecans and blueberries do well.. .or even pomegranate

  6. Serious salad. Goat cheese salad is the regular entree at little country restaurants around here. Delicious but so filling:)

  7. Carolyn Chan says:

    Ooh what a delicious way to serve the cheese! Makes acting a salad bearable haha. You think you would be able to that to Brie as well?

  8. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds good – I’ve only ever deep fried goat’s cheese before.

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    Goats cheese is perfect for baking because it doesn’t break down. I love the flavours you’ve assembled here, a very nice lunch or light supper.

  10. Beautiful salad. I love goat cheese in all its forms…One of my favorite ways to use it in a salad is to take a more aged cheese and broil it on top of toast (no crumbs), then drizzle with honey and put it on the salad…

  11. Thanks for yet another inventive way to rock a salad! I love goat cheese and somehow the creaminess suits the changing seasons…

  12. Rachel says:

    Oh yes, please… anything with goat cheese makes me happy! Mmmm…

  13. ChgoJohn says:

    I know this salad tastes great but it looks fantastic! It would be a great one to serve it to dinner guests.

  14. Now I’ve seen goat cheese prepared this way, but I always seem to think it’s too soft to hold up during any baking or frying process. I bet it tastes delicious and creamy.

  15. Kristy says:

    I tried a fried goat cheese last year…I like this baked version. Yum!

  16. spree says:

    My idea of a perfect salad for sure!

  17. billpeeler says:

    Goat cheese makes anything better – this salad looks delicious!

  18. nrhatch says:

    One of my favorite restaurants on Chincoteague Island, AJ’s on the Creek, served a house salad with fried goat cheese “buttons” and artichoke parmeson vinaigrette . . . along side a dish of buttery garlicky shrimp scampi over linguine. For $7!!!

    Of course, the prices have gone up since then . . . now, it’s $8. πŸ˜‰

  19. egg me on says:

    Baked goat cheese — awesome! Who needs a salad to enjoy that?

  20. ceciliag says:

    Ah you know how much i love cheese.,. and baked!! Heaven.. maybe i will try this with my fresh herb cheeses.. fab idea.. c

  21. sallybr says:

    PUre genius! In France I used to eat the salad with a fried goat cheese – at least I am almost sure those were fried. Love your version much better!

    I know someone who lives in my home that will be very VERY happy when I make this….

    hope you both are having a fantastic weekend!

  22. SimpleP says:

    Yum! So simple and so good. I just purchased a yogurt maker and made yogurt cheese with my first few not so perfect batches. Looking forward to trying it out with goats milk. I wonder if it will taste anything like goat cheese.

  23. nancyc says:

    The baked goat cheese on this salad sounds great!

  24. This sounds fantastic! Those raspberries look perfect.

  25. rsmacaalay says:

    Correct salads should be free style and add what every you fancy, I love my cheese and fruits in any salad

  26. zestybeandog says:

    Mmmmm this looks like a winner! I love baked goat cheese and have never made it for myself… why? I have no idea!

  27. Isn’t salad just the best thing – so many possibilities is absolutely right. Love the goat cheese on this one and I constantly add fruits to our salads. Gotta get your daily servings in!

  28. Oh …Strawberry..I love all the dishes that have strawberry..This looks so nice..baked goat cheese is good for health i think.Its a good recipe to prepare.

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