Baked Goat Cheese + Mixed Greens

Salads for dinner used to be a fairly frequent occurrence until Alex and I started dating. Many nights I wouldn’t really cook dinner. I’d eat some yogurt or a smoothie or a salad. (Or maybe all three.) But once Alex and I started dating, I got in the habit of cooking “real” dinners and salads don’t always feel like a “real” dinner. Am I right?

I guess tearing open a bag of Dole and topping it with a bottled dressing just doesn’t feel special. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I ordered some mixed greens from Relay Foods (save $30 on your first order!) and I wanted to use them up before they started to wilt, so salad was on the menu for dinner. I’d had some goat cheese in the fridge for a bit and while I’d normally use it something like pasta or pizza, we’re trying to eat a little lighter this week.

That’s where the baked goat cheese comes in.

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I had seen similar recipes for fried goat cheese but I wanted to keep things healthy, so I decided to bake it instead. This came together pretty quickly and easily. The only tricky part was slicing the goat cheese. A few of my slices broke apart a little bit but I just turned those into little goat cheese bites.

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Baked Goat Cheese Salads
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup shredded cabbage
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Place the log of goat cheese in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375.
  3. Remove from freezer and slice into ½ inch rounds.
  4. Coat each round with flour.
  5. Lightly beat the egg white.
  6. Dip the flour-coated cheese into the egg white.
  7. Coat the cheese with breadcrumbs and lay on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. After you've coated them all, pop them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flipping once, until golden brown.
  9. Mix up your lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and salad dressing.
  10. Top with goat cheese and serve warm.

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I loved the baked goat cheese on top of the chilled salad. Such a good combination. We just topped our greens with a little bit of Whole Food’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. Nothing fancy. We also cooked up some zucchini chips to eat with it, which turned out pretty well.

We’re heading to Chicago this weekend, so my goal is to eat up all the produce before we leave. Let me know if you have any Chicago restaurant recommendations for me!

Have you ever baked goat cheese?

Comments

  1. I’ve never baked goat cheese, but I should because I love the stuff!

  2. Looks fantastic! It doesn’t quite fit with my attempt at paleo, but I think I’ll try to sneak this in sometime soon as a cheat meal. I have a major love of goat cheese that this will certainly satisfy 🙂 Pinned!

  3. relationships turn us into cooks faster than a year at culinary school (i’m pretty sure at least, i mean.. never been to culinary school). my mom *loves* cooking, and never wanted us in the kitchen, so i didn’t even know how to make chicken when i met jon. he works more hours than i do, and we couldn’t eat out every single night, and so i slowly had to learn.. well.. everything. and now? dinner parties at my place 🙂

  4. I never loved goat cheese (I don’t really like cheese at all) but you make this look really appealing. In fact, I am now craving baked mozzarella sticks cut up on a salad. Not a bad idea, right?

  5. You have hit on two of my current obsessions: great salads and goat cheese! No, I have never baked goat cheese, but I am going to now. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. YUM! We fried goat cheese for the first time a few weeks ago and while it was delicious, it was messy & I felt guilty eating it. I’ll definitely have to try baking it next time!

  7. Oh if only I could just make a salad for dinner….
    Pretty sure my husband would revolt against me. Or just head to taco bell.
    Ok so he isn’t that bad. He’ll eat a salad if its like…a tostada, loaded with chicken, beans and guacamole 🙂

    • Hahaha yeah, Alex is a bit of a salad skeptic. (He doesn’t mind eating them, but he doesn’t call it “dinner” haha)

  8. I’ve never baked goat cheese. I don’t think I could eat very much of it, but on a salad would be the perfect amount probably!

  9. This salad reminds me of France!

  10. That’s pretty yummy looking, I love goat cheese! Would’ve never thought to bake it! 🙂 Have a great trip in Chicago guys! Happy Hump Day Liz! -Iva

  11. This looks SO good. I love me some goat cheese on my salads and this looks like the perfect way to do it. Can’t wait to try it out!

  12. Baked goat cheese is one of my favorite foods especially with salad. I just love that combination. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  13. Papa John says:

    Never baked goat cheese, but I do want to recommend the salads at US Cellular Field….I think Alex would enjoy that on a Saturday Night in Chicago!!!

  14. Goat cheese has never been my thing, if I could eat cheese right now, I’d probably bake……..Parm… Yeah I cannot spell it, but man was it tasty! 😉

  15. baked goat cheese sounds awesome..and in chicago, there is a pizza place called giordanos, http://giordanos.com/ i always get deep dish there 🙂

  16. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE goat cheese, so this just looks amazing!

  17. I hope you have an awesome time in Chicago this weekend! I honestly don’t know why I’ve never breaded goat cheese and baked it- I’m positive I would love it! Great idea, Liz 🙂

  18. Yum! I haven’t baked goat cheese, but I’ve been looking for new recipes with it. After spending some time in Vermont last month, and eating great local goat cheese, I got the taste for it!

  19. Oh man, I love goat cheese but I’m so fearful of baking it- it’s so expensive here!

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  22. I LOVE goat cheese! This looks like the perfect summer meal!

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