Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad With Warm Vinaigrette

Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad With Warm Vinaigrette

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Here's a very simple spinach salad with a dressing that's got just a bit of a zing to it. We love goat cheese and find that it goes well with spinach. Sometimes we add sauteed mushrooms, some bacon bits, and red onion to the salad.


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/4 lb
    bucheron, or other french goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 1
    shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil

How to Make Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad With Warm Vinaigrette


  1. Several hours before serving, remove the Bucheron from the refrigerator (it should be very cold); pull off the skin that encircles the cheese.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut the Bucheron into 6 thin slices and place on a large
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until ready to assemble the salad. (If the edges crumble a bit, don't worry--put the crumbled cheese aside with the slices.)
  4. Wash the spinach in a sink filled with cold water, pulling the stems off the leaves.
  5. Drain in a colander and dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  6. Tear the leaves into pieces and set aside in a salad bowl.
  7. Combine the shallot, mustard, basil, sugar, salt, pepper to taste, vinegar, and oil in a small bowl and reserve.
  8. When ready to serve, toss the spinach with 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette - enough to barely coat the leaves.
  9. Arrange the spinach on 6 salad plates and arrange a slice of cheese on top of each bed of spinach.
  10. In a small saucepan, warm the remaining vinaigrette over moderate heat.
  11. As it comes just to a simmer, drizzle it in equal portions over the cheese and spinach.
  12. Serve immediately.

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About Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad With Warm Vinaigrette

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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