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Warm Cheese Salad

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons diced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 (8-ounce) goat cheese log, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups torn mixed greens
  • 8 pitted ripe olives

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set vinaigrette aside.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and sesame seeds. Dip goat cheese slices in egg, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.

  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add cheese. Fry 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

  4. Toss mixed greens with vinaigrette; add olives, and top salad with warm cheese slices.