Spinach salad with baked goat cheese

    20 min

    This is a wonderful way to add elegance and flavour to spinach. The warm goat cheese melts in your mouth and nicely accents the balsamic vinegar.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g spinach, rinsed and dried
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 4 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
    • 175g goat cheese, sliced
    • 8 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 8 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Arrange the spinach on four plates.
    2. In a frying pan, melt butter over medium heat, and add crushed garlic. Cook and stir until slightly golden. Stir in breadcrumbs. Drop the goat cheese slices into the breadcrumbs a few at a time, and turn to coat in the breadcrumb mixture.
    3. Place a slice or two of goat cheese on each serving of spinach, and drizzle the salads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    wow, baked goat's cheese without baking, I love it!! The salad can always be revamped, but the spinach or mesclun mix seems to pair really well with the goats cheese. I sprinkle almonds and sometimes add some strawberries, anything goes, but the goats cheese is what makes this such a hit.  -  20 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a good recipe that impresses guests without much effort. I loved the texture and delicate flavor of the warm goat cheese encrusted with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture, but thought the spinach needed a little something extra. Next time I will try adding a good amount of freshly shredded carrot and/or diced red or yellow pepper to add color and variety. I would definately make this again; it's very quick and easy.  -  08 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I LOVE Goat Cheese Salads, and this one just didn't do it for me. I'll try it again sometime with a different Goat Cheese (I'm sure that the one you pick makes or breaks this salad). I also had trouble coating the cheese with bread crumbs the way I wanted to, but that was probably just user error.  -  23 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)