Warm Goat Cheese And Pear Salad With Walnuts Recipe

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Warm Goat Cheese and Pear Salad with Walnuts

Elaine Moretti

By
@grammiegrampie

I found this recipe in one of those elementary school cookbooks that the PTA put together to raise money. It is a big hit every time I serve it. I don't use the salad dressing in this recipe - I use Ken's Italian dressing. I also usually use canned pears - because they are just the right ripeness. I also usually double the cheese amount since everyone always wants another piece.


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Rating:

Serves:

8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
bread crumbs (i use progresso italian)
2 tsp
dried thyme
salt and pepper
1
egg - beaten
11 oz
soft goat cheese - cut into 8 rounds
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
3/4 tsp
white vinegar
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1/2 c
walnut oil
3 Tbsp
walnut oil
8 c
mixed greens
2
large ripe pears, peeled and cored (i have used canned pears)
1/3 c
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix breadcrumbs and thyme in a pie plate - season goat cheese rounds with salt and pepper. Dip each cheese round into the beaten egg and then into breadcrumb mixture, coating completely, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2
Whisk all the vinegar and all the mustard in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in the ½ cup oil Season with salt and pepper
3
Combine greens and pears in a large bowl
4
Heat remaining oil (3 tbls) in skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts and saute until toasted. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon. Working in batches, add cheese rounds to skillet and sauté until crisp. Toss salad with enough dressing to coat. Divide among plates. Place a cheese round in the center of each salad and sprinkle with walnuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American