Green Salad with Baked Goat Cheese
I combined my favorite parts of a variety of salads to create this masterpiece. The warm baked cheese and crunchy croutons are wonderful complements to the crisp salad greens.—Deb Morris, Wevertown, New York
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 log (4 ounces) fresh goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup Caesar salad croutons
- Salad dressing of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut goat cheese into eight slices; brush both sides with olive oil and coat with bread crumbs. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until cheese is bubbly, 5-6 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine salad greens, cranberries, walnuts and bacon; transfer to a platter. Top with cheese and croutons. Serve with dressing of your choice.
To Make Ahead: This salad is quick to throw together but to save even more time, coat the cheese ahead of time and bake just before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 cup salad with 1 slice goat cheese (calculated without dressing): 148 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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