Warm Goat Cheese Salad

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Goat cheese, sometimes called chevre, is a cheese product made from the milk of goats. Goat cheese comes in a wide variety of forms, although the most common is a soft, easily spread cheese. Goat milk is much more similar to human milk than that of the cow, being much thinner, lower in fat, and higher in vitamin A and potassium. Because goat milk is leaner than that of cows, goat cheese tends to be leaner as well. For this reason, many dieters craving cheese will use goat cheese as a substitute, crumbling it on salads or melting it on cooked dishes. Goat cheese softens when exposed to heat, although it does not melt in the same way that many cow cheeses do. Firmer goat cheeses with rinds are sometimes baked in the oven to form a gooey warm cheese which is ideal for spreading on bread with roasted garlic, or alone. from Wisegeek
Recipe Source:Essen und Trinken

VinaigretteSalad
  • 3 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Shallot, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 100 g / 5 rounds Fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Some bread crumbs
  • 60 g Salad greens
  • 30 g Walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 5 Grapes, cut into wedges
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Whisk together 3 tablespoons of walnut oil with lemon juice, minced shallot, salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette. Coat each goat cheese round with walnut oil and then the bread crumbs, patting the crumbs to adhere.
  2. Combine the greens and the walnuts in a large bowl. Add in enough of the vinaigrette and toss well. Adjust the seasoning and divide among two serving plates.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the goat cheese rounds. Cook until nicely browned, about 30 seconds. Turn and cook the other side. Do not allow it to burn or melt. Transfer the goat cheese to the plates, placing 2 or 3 atop each salad. Sprinkle the cheese with freshly ground pepper and garnish with grape wedges.

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

61 comments:

Ann 31/3/10 16:55

Wow, such a wonderful picture and it looks so fresh and tasty. I love goat cheese too.. yumm

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Elin 31/3/10 17:09

Angie, that's a lovely salad :))

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Jagruti 31/3/10 17:11

Goat cheese sala looks so delicate and fresh..pics looks great!I wouldn't mind for my lunch..:-)

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Tina 31/3/10 17:20

Colourful and delicious salad...

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MaryMoh 31/3/10 17:35

I love goat cheese. Yes, goat milk is closest to mother's milk. My children loves goat's milk but they don't like the cheese. I.m the only one who loves goat cheese. Haven't tried with salad. This looks so delicious I would love to try it.

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doggybloggy 31/3/10 17:51

pre-cut cheese rounds - this is making it way to easy to eat way too many...this looks so very good for exactly right now!

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Fearless Kitchen 31/3/10 18:16

You know, I never realized that goat cheese is leaner than cow cheese - I just like it better :)

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Anncoo 31/3/10 18:24

This is beautiful, very refreshing and I just like it.

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Heavenly Housewife 31/3/10 18:53

Ooooh, that looks so good. I've been eating a lot of salad lately, so i should add this one to my recipes.
*kisses* HH

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5 Star Foodie 31/3/10 19:09

So delicious with warm goat cheese, a perfect salad!

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wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 31/3/10 19:09

Oh yummy!!! Those bits of grapes really make it more beautiful.

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Happy Cook 31/3/10 19:22

I love goats cheese salade, but then the cheese should not be that strong in taste.
Love the look of this salade.

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elra 31/3/10 20:09

I think I can leave on this salad alone. It's gorgeous and sounds delicious!

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Priya 31/3/10 20:20

Woww such a fabulous salad, love goat cheese much..

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Sarah Naveen 31/3/10 20:44

Terrific !!!! beautiful click too....yummy yumm!!

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Bob 31/3/10 21:03

Oooo, I've seen that before, it looks wicked good. Great picture!

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Vrinda 31/3/10 22:11

So colorful n refreshing salad...

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Amy @ cookbookmaniac 31/3/10 22:17

Oh dude! This is exactly what I need for breakfast right now. If only I had some goat's cheese on hand. Damn!

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Cool Lassi(e) 31/3/10 22:36

Salad looks delectable. If I was a mouse, I would steal it from right under your nose! Grapes heighten the taste of the cheese. Splendid!

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Joy 1/4/10 00:44

That looks so good. I had someone similar but instead of grapes, they used beets. I think the grapes would add a nice sweetness.

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My Little Space 1/4/10 01:19

Angie, you made such simple meal looks sooo delicious! Those goat cheese looks like fried tofu. I think it tastes better than that. Cheers!

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Melissa Peterman 1/4/10 01:37

I'm such a huge fan of warm goat cheese on salads! Thanks for the reminder!

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♥peachkins♥ 1/4/10 04:00

what a fantastic looking salad,Angie.

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lisaiscooking 1/4/10 04:44

Your salad looks delicious! I love the crust on the goat cheese.

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Rumana Rawat 1/4/10 04:51

This looks so delicious.. my mouth is watering...
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Pedhakka 1/4/10 05:48

Wow, your blog is so colorful !!

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The Duo Dishes 1/4/10 06:12

This is one of the favorite salads to order at a restaurant. It's easy to make at home, and it's always good.

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Sook 1/4/10 06:13

Oh this salad looks really delicious! I love goat cheese with salad. Yum!

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 1/4/10 06:43

Eeek!! I love goat cheese and just can't get enough! This is wonderful beyond words and the picture is so beautiful!

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noobcook 1/4/10 06:57

they look like scallops to me at first. love this healthy and low fat salad.

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Ivy 1/4/10 07:08

Wow, delicious salad. I love goat cheese.

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Mother Rimmy 1/4/10 07:33

Looks fantastic! I love using walnut oil in my dressings. I like the mild flavor. It's a bit pricey, but I don't use much.

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citronetvanille 1/4/10 07:41

Great salad, melting cheese on a green salad, cannot beat that!

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Stacy 1/4/10 07:59

Those goat cheese rounds look gorgeous! And look at the size of those grapes--such a lovely salad!

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Cherine 1/4/10 08:47

This salad is absolutely stunning, the goat cheese look fantastic!! I love it :)

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 1/4/10 10:33

This salad sound healthy and refreshing!

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tigerfish 1/4/10 10:58

Yes. I agree. They look like scallops.

I'm surprised the cheese did not melt under the heat of browning. :D

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Art and Appetite 1/4/10 11:19

Such a healthy choice! Love the kick on a salad! Yummylicious!

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3 hungry tummies 1/4/10 12:07

This is a very satisfying one dish meal!

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Lazaro Cooks! 1/4/10 12:50

Saw your profile on food buzz. Great blog. Look forward to follwing you here.

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Arlette 1/4/10 16:03

I am coming for lunch today!!!
Just perfect .

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elin 1/4/10 16:10

Angie you make a simple salad looks so delicious. Goat cheese is a treat over here. Love it! Btw I have a gift award for you, pls do drop by to collect it at your convenience . Love your blog :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful salad recipe.

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Parita 1/4/10 16:31

Yummy and delightful salad!

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Anncoo 1/4/10 16:34

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Cinnamon-Girl 1/4/10 16:47

The crispy goat cheese is so delicious looking! I love the flavors in your salad. I want this for lunch today!

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Arlette 1/4/10 18:26

Angie I got something for you on my blog.

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Cheah 1/4/10 18:42

This is a healthy salad and your pics make them all the more enjoyable!

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Velva 1/4/10 22:35

Angie, this is one of my favorite salads ( of course, using one of my favorite cooking cheeses). Your salad looks delicious.

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Trissa 2/4/10 09:03

With grapes?! This sounds like the perfect salad - something cheesy, a bit tart and very refreshing.

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Pete 2/4/10 17:44

Rather hard to find goat cheese here. The last time I ate goat cheese was in Great Yarmouth.....long time ago! This is a healty recipe!

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tasteofbeirut 2/4/10 18:25

I love warm goat cheese salad! I had it in Paris years ago and decided it was the best way to eat goat cheese! Love this dressing too with the walnut oil, perfect~

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Cynthia 2/4/10 22:54

I love goat cheese and this salad is outstanding!

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theUngourmet 3/4/10 04:55

This is just about the most delicious looking salad ever! I love that cheese!

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Claudia 4/4/10 16:19

I do theseall the time. Cannot get enough of them. I love the idea of the walnuts and walnut vinaigrette. Will definitely do that to get out of my comfy box. Goat cheese is a mainstay. I am wishing for your scrumptious salad now.

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Tasty Eats At Home 5/4/10 17:41

Oh wow - I would LOVE to trade my lunch in for this salad today. Looks lovely.

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Bridgett 5/4/10 17:59

I would love to give this salad a try. So simple yet it looks absolutely delicious.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 5/4/10 19:01

That salad is perfect!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Joe 5/4/10 22:26

This looks great. Reminds me a warm goat cheese salad that I had while vacationing in Aruba. Well done.

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Kathleen 5/4/10 22:30

This sounds like the best salad ever!

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Elizabeth and Jared 17/4/10 04:03

Wow! This looks so good. I went to Tasmania for easter and went to a cheese factory and picked myself up some goats cheese. Ive been trawling through cook books and online to try to fine a recipe that will do it justice and I think i just found it! Thanks!

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