Baked Goat Cheese Salad

April 11, 2021 , , , ,

By Max Shapiro

  • 10 oz. mixed greens
  • 12 slices French bread, plus extra to serve
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing on bread
  • 12 thin slices of soft goat cheese ( Provencal, Picodon, etc.)
  • fresh herbs , such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano, finely chopped

Dressing

  • 6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to tasted

Wash greens and dry.

To make the dressing place listed ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake until well mixed; add salt and pepper to taste, then shake again. Set aside.

Under a preheated broiler, toast the slices of French bread until they are crisp. Brush a little olive oil on one side of the toast points while they are still hot- the oil will be absorbed.

Place the croutes on a cookie sheet and top each with a slice of cheese. Sprinkle the herbs over the cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 5 mins.

While the croutes are in the oven, place the salad greens in a bowl. Shake the dressing again, and pour over the salad greens and toss. Divide the salad between 4 plates.

Transfer the hot croutes to the salad. Serve immediately. Serve with extra slices of french bread.