Rocket salad with fried goat cheese

    23 min

    Crunchy goat cheese balls are served on top of a fresh rocket salad, dressed with oil and vinegar in this simple salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (125g) log goat cheese
    • 60g panko breadcrumbs, or as needed
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 120g rocket
    • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Pull off small pieces of goat cheese and roll into bite-sized balls.
    2. Pour panko breadcrumbs into a bowl; roll goat cheese balls in breadcrumbs until coated.
    3. Heat olive oil and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir goat cheese balls in the hot oil for 15 to 30 seconds. Scoop them back into the bowl of breadcrumbs to create a second coating. Arrange on a rimmed baking tray.
    4. Set oven rack on top shelf and preheat the oven grill.
    5. Grill goat cheese balls, shaking baking tray every 30 seconds to 1 minute to ensure even browning, about 2 minutes.
    6. Toss rocket with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Divide among 4 serving bowls; top each bowl with warm goat cheese balls.

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