It’s no secret that I love a good salad. It’s also no secret that I am a big fan of goat cheese. Put the two together and well…I am hooked! If you have taken my cooking classes you have probably noticed goat cheese is a common ingredient in my salads. Soft and creamy, mildly flavored, I love it!
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Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic

The Salad:

This is The Organic Kitchen “Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic”. I use organic greens, thinly sliced pears, caramelized pecans and then top this gorgeous salad with with warm breaded goat cheese!

Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic

The Goat Cheese:

The star of this incredible salad is the goat cheese encrusted in Italian bread crumbs and fired in butter for a crispy outside and warm delicious melty inside! Heavenly I tell you!

Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig BalsamicThe Caramelized Pecans:

Caramelized pecans add so much to a salad. You can buy them or  learn to make caramelized pecans by clicking here.

Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic


The Recipe: Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic

What you will need: a good quality fig balsamic, and a good pan.

Greens with Warm Breaded Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

One of my all-time favorite salads. If feeding a group. Prepare everything in advance and cook goat cheese right before serving!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party recipe, weeknight dinner
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 5 oz bag mixed baby greens
  • 1 ripe Asian pear or your favorite variety thinly sliced
  • Caramelized Nuts
  • Warm Breaded Goat Cheese Rounds 2-3 per salad
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 T Fig Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 T finely chopped green onions
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • Pepper
Warm Breaded Goat Cheese:
  • 8 oz Goat Cheese sliced into ¼” rounds
  • 2/3 cups bread crumbs with Italian seasoning I use 365 brand from Whole Foods Market. Gluten free click here
  • 2 egg whites beaten with a tablespoon of water
  • 1 T Butter
  • 1 T Olive oil
For Salad:
  1. Place all ingredients on platter, dress and top with breaded warm goat cheese.
For Dressing:
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in container with lid. Shake. Dress salad right before serving. Top with warm goat cheese. Yum!
For Warm Breaded Goat Cheese:
  1. Whisk egg whites and water in shallow bowl, set aside)
  2. Slice goat cheese into ¼ inch rounds. Dental floss works really well for slicing soft goat cheese. If slices fall apart, just press together with palms.
  3. Dip each slice of goat cheese in egg white mixture and then into breadcrumbs, coating all sides. Place on a plate and chill for 15 minutes in fridge.
  4. Heat butter and olive oil in pan on med/high heat. When hot, very gently place goat cheese rounds in pan.
  5. When breadcrumbs are golden, use two forks to gently turn over goat cheese (usually about 90 seconds or less).
  6. When second side is golden remove immediately. Don't be surprised if you lose a couple along the way…they can fall apart easily.
  7. I always make a few more than I need, just in case. Place on top of dressed salad


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