Spinach Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

Spinach Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

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

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 480 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 43.2 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 345 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Arrange the spinach on four plates.
  2. In a skillet, 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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letstryagain
1/20/2006

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.

Suzy Read
9/8/2005

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.

RuthieBaby
1/23/2006

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.