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Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

 Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese
Looking for something a little different for supper? “This vegetarian main-dish salad pairs walnuts, juicy oranges and tomatoes with warm, pistachio-crusted goat cheese medallions and a splash of vinaigrette,” says Gloria. Serve with a crusty loaf of French bread. Gloria Bradley - Naperville, IL
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 tablespoons walnut or olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 log (4 ounces) fresh goat cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl,
  • whisk the orange juice, vinegar, orange peel, honey, salt, cumin and
  • 5 tablespoons walnut oil. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Divide
  • among four serving plates.
  • Place pistachios in a food processor; cover and process until ground.
  • Transfer to a small bowl; stir in bread crumbs. Cut goat cheese into

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Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • four slices; brush slices with remaining oil. Coat in crumb mixture.
  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook cheese
  • slices over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden
  • brown. Place on salads. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cups equals 424 calories, 36 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.