My boyfriend and I have one date night each week, usually on Sundays (when he is at home) and we go to our favorite restaurant in Barcelona Carpe Diem on Barceloneta beach, there I always order the same (after I tried pretty much the whole menu) – Rocket dog goat cheese salad.
I absolutely adore goat cheese, I could pretty much eat it everyday so I decided to try to make it at home, can’t be so hard, it’s a salad after all right? So I found a couple of different recipes and decided to put together a hybrid of them all containing those ingredients I like and have at home.
If you want to make this meal into a big lunch, you can add grilled chicken slices into it.
Half of chopped romaine and radicchio lettuce salad mix bag (depending how hungry you are)
8 cherry tomatoes , hand full of walnuts, half hand full or dried cranberries*
1 big piece of hard goat cheese with skin edge (I get thick round piece)
Seasoned bread crumbs
Salt & pepper per taste
*Alternative toppings: fresh black grapes, fresh figs, fresh pears.
Dressing: 1 soup spoon of Dijon mustard + 2 extra-virgin olive oil + 2 vinaigrette + 1/4 cup of honey
Other dressing options: Raspberry or honey vinaigrette
1. Place salad mix base in the salad bowl. Cut cherry tomatoes to quarters or halves and add it to salad mix. Pan toast the walnuts until you can smell that nutty smell, then pore them over salad mix base.
2. Warm a bit of extra-virgin olive oil on a pan, beat the egg and dip the goat cheese piece in the egg and then in the seasoned bread crumbs. Fry the goat cheese on medium heat 4-5 minute each side and put it on the paper-towel lines plate to drain oil a bit.
3. To make dressing whisk honey, vinaigrette and mustard and then whisk in olive oil slowly.
4. Pour dressing over the salad and drizzle dried cranberries on top and/or other toppings which you like.
I really hope you guys will love this salad as much as I do! Let me know once you try it!
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