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Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Yield 6 servings
Grape tomatoes make a great addition to this salad.

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

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients; set vinaigrette aside.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and sesame seeds.

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

  4. 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.

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