Baked Goat Cheese Salad

Baked Goat Cheese Salad

Good Monday Morning!

How are you all doing? Did you have a good Mother’s day?

-OR-

Did you spoil your mama?

I am on the later half of that. I am not a Mom myself so I spent Mother’s day trying to do my best to spoil my own.

Every year my gift for my Mom is to buy her all her vegetable and herb plants for the year. We go to a spot that she has picked out that she really enjoys and she picks out anything and everything that she wants.

Not a bad deal if you ask me. Not only does she get to have an amazing garden but I get to enjoy a lot of the crops that come out of it.

Spending some money so that you have fresh vegetables and herbs all summer, is totally worth it in my mind.

Plus, she enjoys it and loves her garden.

So that is what really counts πŸ™‚

We also spoiled her with an excellent meal for Mother’s day. There are a couple dishes I will be sharing throughout the week that we enjoyed.

Mom loved the entire meal, so we (Dad, Patrick and I) were proud of ourselves for doing a good job.

Everyone knows that Mom’s do a lot of work. They cook, they clean, they organize, they nurture (not that Dad’s don’t do a bunch too, but this is for Mother’s day…we will spoil Dad’s in a couple weeks πŸ˜‰ ).

It is always nice to be able to do something for Mom instead of her doing for you.

I know that most Mom’s love taking care of those they love, but it is always nice to be able to show them how much you care about what they do.

Today I am sharing with you a salad recipe that my Mom actually found on the internet and wanted to try for the holiday.

Her and I are always exchanging recipes and talking about what to make next and what the boys would like vs. what we like. Which tends to be very different in most cases haha.

This salad is an absolute winner. No question about it.

It would be great with just about any meal you are having. It is light and fresh and can be changed and adapted to anyway you like.

For example, Patrick doesn’t like nuts, so we left that off of his salad. We also did not include croutons on our salad and truly it doesn’t need them.

The goat cheese makes this salad and personally I think that the goat cheese and nuts together is SUCH a nice combination.

Hearty, sweet and savory all at the same time.

You just can’t lose!

This salad is going to be a definite make a again for sure.

If you don’t like goat cheese, substitute in any kind that you do like. I really think that this could be modified to a lot of different cheeses.

 

Baked Goat Cheese Salad
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Cook time:
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Serves: 8
Full of flavor without the guilt!
Ingredients
  • 1 log (4 ounces) fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup panko – seasoned with your favorite Italian dry seasoning
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup sliced almond and cranberry mixture
  • White wine vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°.
  2. Cut goat cheese into eight slices; brush both sides with olive oil and coat with panko crumbs. Place baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens and almond & cranberry mixture transfer to a platter.
  4. Top with goat cheese and drizzle with the dressing of your choice.
  5. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Serving size: 1 cup salad 1 slice goat cheese Calories: 164 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 7 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 213 Protein: 7
Notes
Adapted from recipe at Taste of Home and can be found [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Green-Salad-with-Baked-Goat-Cheese?pmcode=INCDV03T&_mid=2413331&_rid=2413331.558202.403749″]here[/url].

 

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!

Here are some pictures I captured during our day of Mom’s kitties, flowers and family.

Lucy Lu

Dad the helper Chef!

Linus

Chives

Mom

I don’t think she quite trusted us doing all the cooking haha πŸ˜‰ Love you Mom

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!

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Comments

  1. LOL..love the photo of your mom…she really looked so doubtful…
    The salad with baked goat cheese looks heavenly!
    The kitty looks so cool…

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Didn’t she?? Haha I don’t think she had much faith in us, but I think she was pleasantly surprised that everything turned out so good πŸ™‚

  2. Oh I just loved this post! It made me smile from ear to ear. And I must agree, this sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate mom! I wish I could come and visit her garden. Thank you for sharing!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      I am so glad it made you smile! That is the whole point of my posts πŸ™‚ Have a good day my dear friend!

  3. I have been looking for a good salad recipe for a trip I am going on in a few weeks – we are renting a condo so we can cook our own food – and this looks perfect. How wonderful that you and your mom get to spend time together picking out her plants. I would love to have a green thumb but mine is more a little brown, with shades of pale green. How wonderful it must be to be able to eat right from your own garden.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Yes, it really is a special time for my mom and I to pick out her plants and plan for the recipes that are to come. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom. Wow… she is so young and pretty… I know where you get your beautiful looks now. πŸ™‚ I love the idea of you buying her all her veggies for the season… profitable to both of you. πŸ™‚ Love the salad… it looks very gourmet and pretty. πŸ™‚ Well done in the daughter department…. looks like a very special Mother’s Day. πŸ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thanks Ramona! She gets that a lot!! We are confused for sisters all the time! She really enjoyed it and that is all that matters! πŸ™‚

  5. I am all over this salad!

  6. I love baked goat cheese! There’s a restuarant here that does baked goat cheese balls with honey – it’s to die for!

  7. You are such a sweet daughter…I love the gift your gave your sweet mom. And such a spectacular salad. Can’t wait to see the rest of the menu πŸ™‚

  8. Yummy, baked goat cheese, you know how to make a mom feel special!

  9. Sounds like your mom had a great day. I make baked goat cheese for salads, too. It’s the best!

  10. You could pretty much add baked goat cheese to anything and I’d eat it! Fabulous!