One of my all-time favorite salads. If feeding a group. Prepare everything in advance and cook goat cheese right before serving!
Combine dressing ingredients in container with lid. Shake. Set aside.
Place greens, sliced pears and caramelized nuts on a platter
Whisk egg whites and water in shallow bowl, set aside
In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs whites and water. Place bread crumbs into another shallow bowl. 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.
When you are ready to cook goat cheese, toss salad with dressing and divide onto plates
Heat butter and olive oil in pan on med/high heat. When hot, very gently place goat cheese rounds in pan.
When breadcrumbs are golden (60-90 seconds), use two forks to gently turn over goat cheese
When second side is golden remove immediately and place cheese on top of dressed salad. Don't be surprised if you lose a couple along the way…they can fall apart easily. I always make a few more than I need, just in case.
Serve and enjoy!