Salad topped with crispy goat cheese and pomegranate seeds
Food - Drink
Warm Goat Cheese Salad Is A French Classic You May Have Forgotten
Warm goat cheese salad, a popular dish in the 1990s, shouldn't be treated as a thing of the past. This salad with French influences makes for a delicious starter or main course.
A basic goat cheese salad consists of salad greens topped with goat cheese that's lightly fried for a crispy coating, along with fruits, veggies, nuts, and a light vinaigrette.
In the 1980s, this dish became popular in the States thanks to Berkeley, California’s Chez Panisse restaurant. If you can’t find it on a menu near you, it’s fairly easy to make.
Real French chèvre goat cheese is a must for this salad. Start by slicing the cheese into thick rounds, then dip it in egg wash before carefully coating it in bread crumbs.
Fry the cheese in a pan or bake it until golden brown, then serve it atop your favorite salad greens tossed with a light vinaigrette, plus any additional toppings you desire.
Toppings can include beets, candied or toasted nuts like pecans, walnuts, or pistachios, cherry tomatoes, dried fruit, and whatever else goes well with the rich goat cheese.