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Hazelnut-crusted Goat Cheese with Mixed Greens and Blackberry Vinaigrette

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 cup ground toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (4-ounce) package garlic and herb goat cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 3 cups baby lettuces
  • Blackberry Vinaigrette

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dip cheese slices in egg whites, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 goat cheese slices; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Remove cheese from pan, and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and cheese.

  3. Divide greens evenly among 4 plates. Top each with 2 goat cheese rounds, and drizzle with Blackberry Vinaigrette.