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Crispy Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad

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Decadent pork rind-crusted goat cheese on a bed of arugula (any baby green will work though) and cherry tomatoes tossed in a light honey vinaigrette, scattered with candied pecans.
Slicing the fresh goat cheese can get a little messy, if it crumbles, just press the rounds back into the correct shape before coating with beaten egg and pork rind. The goat cheese cooked in airfryer will come out perfectly crunchy on the outside and warm, creamy on the inside.

Honey Vinaigrette
  • 150 g Goat cheese log, cut into 6 rounds
  • 1 Small egg, lightly beaten
  • 60 g Pork rind, finely ground, or more as needed
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 80 g Arugula leaves
  • 100 g Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 40 g Pecans
  • Pinch of salt
  • 20 g Sugar
  • 2 tsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon honey mustard
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cut the goat cheese log into 6 pieces. In a bowl, mix together the ground pork rind and black pepper. Dip each goat cheese slice in the beaten egg, then dredge in the ground pork rind until well-coated. Press gently to help the pork rind stick.
  2. Place the prepared goat cheese rounds in your airfryer. Cook for 5 minutes at 180C/350F. You can crisp the goat cheese in a skillet with a little of oil over medium heat. Fry each side for 1-2 minute or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile place the pecans, sugar, water, and a pinch of salt in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until pecans are sticky, 5 minutes. Allow to cool before breaking into smaller pieces.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine honey, vinegar and honey mustard. Whisk in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add vinaigrette to arugula and grape tomatoes. Toss to combine. Taste and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Divide the salad into two plates and add candied pecans and crispy goat cheese.

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DEZMOND 30/7/23 20:36

That is how I usually make salad dressing too!

Lola Martínez 30/7/23 21:26

Este tipo de ensaladas también las preparo yo porque nos gustan mucho, solo que no le pongo costra al queso, lo paso por la sartén vuelta y vuelta nada más. La vinagreta con el punto dulce de la miel queda exquisita.

foodtravelandwine 30/7/23 22:12

What a wonderful salad!!....I need to make something like this!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Tom 30/7/23 22:35

...a nice summertime treat.

Raymund 31/7/23 01:23

Wow, the decadent pork rind-crusted goat cheese salad with honey vinaigrette sounds absolutely mouthwatering! The combination of creamy goat cheese with the crunch of pork rinds and the sweetness of honey vinaigrette is sure to create a delightful flavor experience.

Citu 31/7/23 04:15

Gracias por la receta. La haré pronto. Te mando un beso.

roentare 31/7/23 07:03

This looks like a sheer pleasure to eat

delphine 31/7/23 10:53

Comme c'est appétissant

David M. Gascoigne, 31/7/23 10:58

I am not sure I have ever heard of pork rind, let alone eaten it!

Javier 31/7/23 11:41

I love salads! This one, whit crispy goat cheese, that you suggest seems so tempting

eileeninmd 31/7/23 11:44

Looks delicious, I love most salads and the dressing sounds yummy. Have a great week!

Rose world 31/7/23 13:39

The goat cheese must be delicious. It sure add a different flavour to your salad.

speedy70 31/7/23 16:36

Un piatto molto invitante!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 31/7/23 18:49

Wow this is absolutely a delicious combo and one of my all time favorites it looks awesome!

Cooking Julia 1/8/23 00:04

What a nice idea to cook goat cheese!

Valentina 1/8/23 00:12

That crispy-creamy contrast is brilliant! The whole salad looks beautiful :-) ~Valentina

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 1/8/23 00:23

What a beautiful salad with some great summer textures and flavours. And I never would have thought of making crispy goat cheese - wonderful idea!

Sherry's Pickings 1/8/23 06:35

I always laugh when I try to say arugula. We say rocket in Australia, thank goodness :)


Hola Angie. Me encanta cómo te ha quedado está ensalada. ¡Toda una delicia!😋

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 1/8/23 12:35

The pecans are a real nice addition.

Mbul Kecil 1/8/23 13:34

very cute snack for afternoon...

Rainbow Evening 1/8/23 16:23

goat cheeses tasteful .... love it

The Velvet Runway 1/8/23 18:06

This looks delicious. I love goats cheese.
Julia x

Velva 1/8/23 19:31

Angie, I have prepared a very similar salad with the crusted goat cheese. You have brought it to a new level using ground pork rinds-Wow. A really creative use for pork rinds. The pork rinds would add a touch of salt and subtle pork flavor. nice.

[Reply] 1/8/23 21:42

Using pork rinds for coating the goat cheese is such a creative idea!

tigerfish 2/8/23 03:20

You have pork rind crust to good use! Sugar coated pecans goes well with savory goat cheese bites. So envious of your air-fryer.

My name is Erika. 3/8/23 00:50

That looks great, even if you didn't add the goat cheese.


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