Warm Goat Cheese Salad

This Warm Goat Cheese Salad is perfect for summer and when greens and fresh herbs are readily available.

You can toast the goat cheese in a skillet  just before serving.  If you have a BBQ sheet you could brush it with oil and warm them on the  BBQ if you wanted to as well.  I don’t think they would get as crispy on the BBQ as they do in the skillet though.

This salad is full of flavour with a tangy dressing  and 4 kinds of herbs.  You can use any herb combination that you like or have on hand.  Tarragon would be good. Dill would be a nice substitution as well.   Sage could be interesting as well if you are making it in the fall.

The Vinaigrette is similar to a classic French Vinaigrette.

Wine Pairing for Warm Goat Cheese Salad

An herbal Sauvignon Blanc would be perfect with this tangy, herbed salad.  Two recent offerings from Vintages are suggested below but you could look for any New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Entre Deux Mers from France.  Muscadet Sèvre et Maine from the Loire region in France would also be a good choice here.

 

Huntaway Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017  Marlborough, New Zealand, VINTAGES#:  536276  $19.95

This is very bold example of the characteristic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style.   Pronounced herbal, grassy nose. Palate is highly savoury with gooseberry, guava and  minerality.  Long finish.  Bold but well balanced. Try with savoury cheesecake. Tasted July 2019 www.thewineloverskitchen.com   90


Château Vermont Prestige Blanc 2017
  Bordeaux, France  VINTAGES#:  668848 $14.95

This white Bordeaux blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Gris is a refreshing pour. There is grapefruit and pineapple on the nose and the palate leans to the grassy, savoury Sauvignon Blanc style. Round and smooth.  All nicely balanced.  There is a lot going on here for the price.  Very good value. Try it with creamy pasta or grilled fish. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com   89

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Grilled Goat Cheese Salad
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz log goat cheese
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten til foamy
  • 12 cups mixed greens
  • 4 cocktail tomatoes or 2 regular tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsps oil
Vinaigrette
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red wine
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz log goat cheese
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten til foamy
  • 12 cups mixed greens
  • 4 cocktail tomatoes or 2 regular tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsps oil
Vinaigrette
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red wine
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Grilled Goat Cheese Salad
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Instructions
  1. Cut the goat cheese logs into 8 equal rounds. Combine the panko, herbs and spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Shape the goat cheese pieces into a ball and flatten slightly with your hands. Dip the cheese in the egg and then roll in the panko mixture til well coated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  4. Clean greens and tomatoes and chop into bite size pieces as required.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the cheese rounds and cook about 3 minutes per side til coating is golden and crisp.
  6. Toss greens and tomatoes in a bowl and toss with vinaigrette (see below for vinaigrette). Divide salad among 4 plates and position 2 goat cheese patties on each plate.
  7. Serve while goat cheese is warm.
Vinaigrette
  1. Place garlic in the oil in a microwaveable cup. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove garlic to a bowl or cutting board. Reserve oil.
  2. Using 2 forks cream the garlic and add basil, vinegar and mustard to the garlic mash. Gradually whisk in the garlic oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Goat Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 595mg 25%
Potassium 705mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 206%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 45%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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