Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Grape tomatoes make a great addition to this salad.

Yield:

6 servings

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Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon diced green onions
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 (4-ounce) goat cheese logs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 cups torn mixed salad greens
12 pitted ripe olives

Preparation

Whisk together first 4 ingredients; set vinaigrette aside.

Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and sesame seeds.

Cut each goat cheese log into 4 slices. Dip in egg, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add goat cheese, and fry 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned; drain on paper towels.

Toss mixed greens with vinaigrette; add olives, and top with warm goat cheese.

Note:

January 2004