Walnut-crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar
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Walnut-crusted goat cheese salad with strawberries

Sometimes, even with your best efforts at making something delicious, you end up with a not so satisfying result. That is why this is not a recipe for The “Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”, but instead it’s a warm goat cheese and strawberry salad.  After a day of baking and taste testing lemon poppy seed muffins, this body was pleading with me to feed it something green.  

Walnut-crusted Goat Cheese Salad  

I usually make this with fresh blueberries, but tonight it will be strawberries.  Warm goat cheese is splendid on a salad, even better if it is walnut-crusted.  Top it off with Balsamic Dressing and it’s a winner.  

Just so you know,  the “Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins” are soon to come!  I won’t be defeated! 

Ingredients

  1. 4 oz Goat Cheese 
  2. 4 cups Spring Mix Greens 
  3. 10 Strawberries 
  4. 4 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  5. ½ cup Walnuts 
  6. 1 tbsp Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut ends off strawberries and chop into chunks.
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut ends off strawberries and chop into chunks.
Put 2 cups of salad greens into two bowls and top with strawberries.
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  • Put 2 cups of salad greens into two bowls and top with strawberries.
Slice goat cheese into 4, 1/2" slices
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  • Slice goat cheese into 4, 1/2″ slices
Place walnuts in food processor or magic bullet and pulse 2-3 times and then put the ground walnuts into a bowl.
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  • Place walnuts in food processor or magic bullet and pulse 2-3 times and then put the ground walnuts into a bowl.
Coat both sides of the goat cheese with olive oil.
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  • Coat both sides of the goat cheese with olive oil.
Roll all goat cheese slices in ground walnuts one at a time and coat both sides evenly.
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  • Roll all goat cheese slices in ground walnuts one at a time and coat both sides evenly.
Place goat cheese slices in a baking pan and bake for 7 minutes until warm.
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  • Place goat cheese slices in a baking pan and bake for 7 minutes until warm.
Place 2 slices of goat cheese over salad greens in each bowl.
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  • Place 2 slices of goat cheese over salad greens in each bowl.
Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.
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  • Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.

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