Goat's cheese salad with raspberry vinaigrette

A light and ultra Summery vegetarian dish.
 
goats cheese salad

Recipe from: 08 January 2013
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 5 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • For the cheese:
  • 2
    100 g portions of goat's cheese
  • 100
    g
    macadamia nuts – finely chopped
  • 100
    g
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1
    egg – beaten
  • 2
    Tbs
    flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • For the dressing:
  • 125
    g
    raspberries
  • 1
    lime – zest and juice
  • 2
    tsp
    sugar
  • 5
    mint leaves
  • 2
    Tbs
    Extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 2
    handful
    rocket leaves
  • 1/2
    above raspberries
  • 2
    nectarines or any other fresh peaches
  • – peeled and sliced
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Mix the chopped macadamia nuts and breadcrumbs and add the zest of the lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Remember, the cheese is very salty, so rather under season than over season.

To  crumb the goat's cheese, simply dust each portion with flour, dip in the eggwash and then in the crumb mixture. Repeat the egg dip and then the crumb mixture. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

To make the salad dressing. Place ½ the raspberries and mint leaves in a pestle and mortar and crush until fine.

Add the lime zest, sugar, lime juice as well as the olive oil and mix. Taste and adjust. What you want is  a perfect balance between sweet and sour. Strain the dressing through a sieve to produce a really smooth dressing, or leave it for a rustic sauce with texture.

To assemble the salad: Heat the vegetable oil in a small pot and when the oil is hot, deep-fry the goat's cheese until golden brown on all sides. This takes about 1 minute, no longer.

Remove the cheese from the oil and drain on kitchen towel.  Place a handful of rocket on two plates, top with the other ½ of the strawberries and the peach slices. Place a portion of goats cheese the middle of each salad and drizzle with the raspberry vinaigrette.

Reprinted with permission of My Easy Cooking. To see more recipes, click here.
 

Read more on: recipe  |  summer  |  vegetarian  |  nuts  |  dairy  |  salads  |  fruit
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Buckwheat blinis

2014-12-18 10:54
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Smelly microwave?
Remove cooking smells from your microwave oven by simply slicing a cucumber, spreading it out on a plate and cooking it in the oven at 100% for five minutes.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 

Five wrapping hacks you have to know before Christmas

Five gift wrapping hacks that will save Christmas for you!

 
 

I love summer.24

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014
Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
 
 
/Wine
 

Restaurants

 
Plant in Cape Town (Flagship store)

Cape Town's premium vegan destination has a spacious new urban-chic location and is now open for dinner.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Dolce Gusto coffee makers

Add an edge to your kitchen collection with Dolce Gusto’s awesome range of coffee makers. Shop now!

Top 20 health books for 2014

Start eating and living a healthy lifestyle using guidelines and tips from these top health cookbooks. Shop now!

Jamie Oliver homeware

Knife sets, blenders, steamers, frying pans and so much more. Shop now!

Kitchen utensils

Cleancut scissors, locking tongs, cheese slicers, jar openers and so much more. Shop now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.