As the warmer weather starts heading to New England, it ushers in that special time of year when we enjoy salads a little more than we normally do. This will be a short post because there isn't THAT much I can say about a goat cheese salad. But I will say this: warm goat cheese on top of salad is a revelation. There is nothing but pure comfort when eating a goat cheese salad with toasted pine nuts.
Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Pine Nuts is the Perfect Lighter Meal
When it comes to goat cheese, the colder the better when attempting to slice it. You want to handle it as little as possible once you've taken it out of the refrigerator. It's a delicate cheese and if it gets down to room temperature it will be harder to slice it without falling apart. Foil a baking tray and broil the goat cheese in your toaster oven until it is browned on top. Chef tip: only broil it once your salads are put together and you are ready to serve. If you leave the broiled goat cheese sitting out too long, it will harden. Still delicious, but warm, soft goat cheese is better.
For the greens, I used local hydroponic greens for this but use whatever your favorite is! Romaine or butter lettuce would work too. I used My Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette to top the salad.
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If you can, take the time to cook delicious food for yourself and your loved ones. Our lives can get hectic so planning to stop and share a meal with your friends and family is an important way to reconnect and recalibrate our relationships. Talking and sharing our stories and laughter is an important tradition to pass down to future generations. Put your devices down, relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of good food and good company.Print