May 12, 2014

Salad with Baked Goat Cheese Rounds

Hello hello!

I have to admit that having my mom here has kept me away from the kitchen. I love cooking but I also love being spoiled by my mom…and she’s a great cook! 

We’ve had an amazing time so far. Here’re some of the highlights of what we’ve done :)

On saturday we had a super sunny and warm day in Montreal so we decided to go for a short hike at Mont Royal. We had an (unhealthy) ice cream and then came back home for a quick lunch. I know, I know...desserts should come after the meal, but who cares? :)

We wanted a lunch big enough to fill us up but not to end up super full since we were going to an italian restaurant with some friends later that night. When deciding what to eat, I remembered this amazing salad I had a few weeks back and wanted to show it to my mom. I quickly took a few pictures since I thought it was a great idea to share on the blog, so here I am! It really is an amazing salad. 

Since goat cheese is a bit high on fat, this salad is perfect as a main dish. If you want it as a side or entrance you might wanna reduce the goat cheese. Regardless of what you prefer, you just have to try it!

Serves 2, ready in 15 minutes


For the salad:
-100 gr. goat cheese log (firm)
-1/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-4 cups mixed greens
-2 tablespoons chopped pecans
-2 tablespoons dried cranberries
-A few slices of tomato

For the dressing: 
-2 tablespoons orange jam
-1 teaspoon raspberry vinegar
-1.5 tablespoons olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 375*F
2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
3. Slice the goat cheese in rounds and set aside
4. Preheat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat
5. Add the bread crumbs and continuously mix until golden. Remove from heat and place them into a flat plate
6. Press the goat cheese rounds into the bread crumbs to coat them on both sides. Place them on the lined baking tray
7. Bake for about 4 minutes and serve on top of each salad with the rest of the salad ingredients
8. For the dressing mix all the ingredients together and use 2 tablespoons on top of each salad plate


Adapted form Just a Taste