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Wholly Smokin’ Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Cheese Crisp

  • 1/3 C shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 2 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 1/3 C chopped pecans
  • mixed spring greens (enough to fill a salad bowl)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • small cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 C red onion, sliced or chopped
  • 2 dozen pecan halves
  • oil for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. To make the cheese crisp, place Parmesan cheese on a silpat (on a baking sheet), and bake in oven for 12-15 minutes. Cool before removing from sheet.
  3. Form the softened goat cheese into a patty, and coat in chopped pecans. Chill for one hour.
  4. Arrange greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and pecan halves in a salad bowl.
  5. Heat oil in skillet on low heat. Warm goat cheese patty in skillet on low for 2 minutes on each side.
  6. Top salad with goat cheese, followed by cheese crisp. Pair with dressing of choice (raspberry vinaigrette is recommended).