These are not the “Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”… it’s a Salad​.

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 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! 

If you had your heart set on some delicious muffins today, why not try these Cranberry Orange Muffins.

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Goat Cheese salad with berries and balsamic vinegar

Prep Time20 minsCook Time-7 min

 4 oz Goat Cheese
 4 cups Spring Mix Greens
 10 Strawberries
 4 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
 ½ cup Walnuts
 1 tbsp Olive Oil

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut ends off strawberries and chop into chunks.

Berries

2

Put 2 cups of salad greens into two bowls and top with strawberries.

Strawberries in salad

3

Slice goat cheese into 4, 1/2" slices

Goat Cheese

4

Place walnuts in food processor or magic bullet and pulse 2-3 times and then put the ground walnuts into a bowl.

walnuts ground

5

Coat both sides of the goat cheese with olive oil.

Goat cheese

6

Roll all goat cheese slices in ground walnuts one at a time and coat both sides evenly.

Dip Goat cheese in walnut crumbs

7

Place goat cheese slices in a baking pan and bake for 7 minutes until warm.

Goat Cheese coated with chopped walnut

8

Place 2 slices of goat cheese over salad greens in each bowl.

Warm goat cheese salad

9

Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.

Salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar

Scroll through photo gallery below for images.

Ingredients

 4 oz Goat Cheese
 4 cups Spring Mix Greens
 10 Strawberries
 4 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
 ½ cup Walnuts
 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut ends off strawberries and chop into chunks.

Berries

2

Put 2 cups of salad greens into two bowls and top with strawberries.

Strawberries in salad

3

Slice goat cheese into 4, 1/2" slices

Goat Cheese

4

Place walnuts in food processor or magic bullet and pulse 2-3 times and then put the ground walnuts into a bowl.

walnuts ground

5

Coat both sides of the goat cheese with olive oil.

Goat cheese

6

Roll all goat cheese slices in ground walnuts one at a time and coat both sides evenly.

Dip Goat cheese in walnut crumbs

7

Place goat cheese slices in a baking pan and bake for 7 minutes until warm.

Goat Cheese coated with chopped walnut

8

Place 2 slices of goat cheese over salad greens in each bowl.

Warm goat cheese salad

9

Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.

Salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar

Scroll through photo gallery below for images.
Walnut-crusted Warm Goat Cheese Salad
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