Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese over Mixed Greens

Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese over Mixed Greens

Recipe Rating: 3.56244
Serves 6
Warm goat cheese, toasted almonds and cool greens combine for an easy and satisfying lunch or light dinner.
  • 2 (4-ounce) fresh goat cheese logs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 18 ounces mixed baby greens, (about 1 1/2 cups per serving)
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut each goat cheese log into 5 slices. Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Mix flour, salt and pepper in another bowl. Place almonds in a third shallow bowl.

Roll goat cheese slices in flour mixture and shake off excess. Then dip into egg mixture and roll in almonds to coat, pressing gently to adhere.

Place coated goat cheese on a greased baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Bake until cheese is softened and sizzling, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow goat cheese to cool a few minutes.

To serve, divide greens among six salad plates. Place 1 or 2 warm cheese slices on each plate. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 250 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 12g protein.
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