goats cheese salad

Goat's cheese salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Recipe from: 08 January 2013
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 5 min
 
A light and ultra Summery vegetarian dish.
 
 
 

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

Lemon yoghurt cake

2014-04-22 14:39
 
 

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

 
Remove odour from utensils
By running a lemon quarter over the knife blade or chopping board.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Restaurants

 
Raw And Roxy in Woodstock (Cape Town)

A trendy vegan shop that prides itself on being raw and fresh from juices to patisseries.

 

Find a restaurant

 

Heard on Food24...

5 minute summer slushies
Pink lemonade slushies ready in 5 minutes. Read more...

 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Mother’s Day specials on appliances

Browse our range of Mother’s Day appliances to spoil and pamper mom. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

WMF knife block

6 forged blade steel knives and scissors, save R1100. Buy now!

20% off Russell Hobbs dinner set

Russell Hobbs 20 Piece Porcelain Dinner Set now R299. Buy now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

The Real Meal Revolution(Book & eBook)

The goal of The Real Meal Revolution is to change your life by teaching you how to take charge of your weight and your health through the way you eat. Order now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.