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Goat Cheese Salad

I had this salad at a restaurant and wanted to try my own take on it. I found a similar recipe on and adapted it to my liking. It's a delicious salad that would be great to serve at a luncheon. The crispy warmed goat cheese rounds, slices of pickled beets and toasted walnuts were a delightful addition. The dressing is tangy with a touch of sweetness. The following recipe serves two but can be multiplied to serve any amount of guests.

Ingredients for the salad:
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 140 grams (approx 5 oz) fresh goat cheese log, cut in half inch rounds.
  • Mixed greens
  • Pickled beets 
  • Toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 teaspoons liquid honey
  • Dash pepper and salt (to taste)
  • Whisk together ingredients until well blended.
  1. Mix bread crumbs with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle olive oil over the crumbs, just enough to dampen the crumbs. Mix well and spread on a baking sheet and toast in a 375º oven for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven, allow to cool a bit, then add chopped fresh basil.
  3. Brush the goat cheese rounds with olive oil and coat them with the toasted bread crumbs.
  4. Bake in a 375º oven on a parchment lined baking sheet for 6 minutes.
  5. Prepare 2 plates of mixed salad greens. I was happy to be able to pick fresh greens from my `salad bowl` on the deck.
  6. Arrange beet slices, sprinkle walnuts, and drizzle dressing on the greens and place 2 crispy warm goat cheese rounds on each plate. Serve immediately.
  7. Serves: 2 


  1. Seeing that I like goat cheese, will have to try this recipe.
    Love the pic!

  2. oh this is truly right up my alley betty r.....Yumm!

  3. Oh wow...this looks amazing!!! Definitely have to add this to my Fav Summer Salad list!!

  4. I lıke goat cheese very much.This salad is very nice summer recipe:)

  5. I have been wanting to try the breaded goat cheese for some time now. Looks super.

  6. Oh, this salad looks delicious! I would like to make ahead of time and bring to work for lunch. How would you ladies handle the crispy goat cheese rounds? Make-ahead, store separately, and reheat in a toaster oven (best alternative to real oven that I have at work)?

    Thanks for your help!

  7. Caitlyn..what you are suggesting would work perfectly. Enjoy!

  8. Looks pretty! But the goat cheese scares me away! :)

  9. wow! looks so good!!! will you make this for me today ??? :P xo

  10. Oh my stars! These are two of my most favourite foods, beets and goat cheese. I will eat this all by myself and then share the recipe! LOL


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