Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

This leafy green side dish recipe is topped off with slices of toasted country white bread and warm goat cheese.

Salad with warm Goat Cheese
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 3 fresh small goat cheeses (crottins)

  • 8 slices country white bread

  • Good olive oil

  • Salad greens for 4 salads

  • Green Salad Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Green Salad Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • 1 extra-large egg yolk, at room temperature

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Cut each goat cheese round horizontally into 2 or 3 half-inch slices. Place bread on a baking sheet, brush lightly with olive oil, and place a slice of goat cheese on each piece. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until bread is toasted and cheese is warm.

  3. Meanwhile, place salad greens in a large bowl and toss with enough Green Salad Vinaigrette to moisten. Divide the salad among 4 lunch plates. Place 2 slices of toasted bread on each salad, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve. Makes 4 salads.

Green Salad Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, egg yolk, kosher salt, and pepper. Gradually add olive oil, whisking until the vinaigrette is emulsified.

Egg Swap:

If you are concerned about the safety of using a raw egg yolk, use 2 tablespoons refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, in place of the yolk. The yolk can be omitted altogether, but the dressing will be less rich and creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

565 Calories
45g Fat
29g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 565
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 998mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 201.9mg 16%
Iron 3.2mg 18%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.