Fried Goat Cheese Salad w/ homemade vinaigrette
This simple and delicious fried goat cheese salad is delicious and packed with flavor and a crunchy yet creamy texture. It’s filled with fresh greens, crisp Granny Smith apples and dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.
During Spring and Summer, I find myself reaching for salads more often than usual. But I hate a boring salad, so when I find one with interesting flavors I’m all over it. A few weeks ago I went to dinner with a friend and she encouraged me to try the fried goat cheese salad. I like goat cheese, but I had never had it fried before, so I was intrigued.
Honey, this salad was everything! I knew I had to go home and recreate it, because I couldn’t afford to be at the restaurant as often as I was craving that salad. So, of course I had to share with you, because it’s no fun if the homies can’t have none!
Goat cheese – I’m using a honey goat cheese, but feel free to use a regular or flavored goat cheese.
Spring mix – I like a good spring mix. But you can use your favorite greens. This salad goes well with spinach and/or arugula.
Granny Smith apples – I like fruit in my salad, and the tart crisp taste of sliced Granny Smith apples brings a nice balance to the rich creaminess of the cheese. Other fruit to consider are pears, strawberries, and mandarin oranges. If you don’t like fruit in your salad then leave it out and swap them out for veggies like carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers.
Panko – We’re going to coat the goat cheese with this to get a nice crunch crust.
Apple cider vinegar – this is for our vinaigrette dressing
Honey- we’ll use this to sweeten up our dressing
Olive oil – use a good quality extra virgin olive oil for the dressing.
What types of cheese can you fry for salad
If goat cheese isn’t your jam, you can try feta or ricotta cheese.
Fried goat cheese salad recipe
- 1 log of goat cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup
- Vegetable oil for frying
Fried goat cheese:
Slice goat cheese into 6 slices and set aside. Beat egg and milk in bowl. Put Panko in a separate bowl . Put a small frying pan on medium heat and add oil. Dip a slice of goat cheese in egg mixture, then Panko, then add to the frying pan. Repeat with each slice of goat cheese, but be sure not to crowd the pan. Fry cheese for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Homemade vinaigrette dressing:
Combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl and mix together.
Arrange greens and sliced apples on a plate. Drizzle dressing over greens and apples. Place fried goat cheese on top of greens and apples. Top with walnuts and enjoy.
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