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Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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


  • 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 zest
  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the orange juice, vinegar, orange zest, honey, salt, cumin and 5 tablespoons walnut oil. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Divide among four serving plates.
  2. Place pistachios in a food processor; cover and process until ground. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in bread crumbs. Cut goat cheese into four slices; brush slices with remaining oil. Coat in crumb mixture.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 424 calories, 36g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • clairetsmith
    Nov 25, 2009

    Such a great combination of was a hit at my last dinner party!