Warm Goat Cheese Salad
- 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
- 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.
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