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Goat Cheese Salad

Goat Cheese Salad

Goat Cheese Salad

Course: Salads
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 8 Crostini about 3" in diameter
  • 8 slices Spanish Cana de Cabra goat cheese or French Bucheron goat cheese
  • 1/2 lb. Baby Arugula
  • 1 cup Balsamic vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon or brown mustard
  • pinch each Salt & Pepper

Instructions

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • In a salad dressing shaker or a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed.

Salad:

  • To prepare the crostini, preheat oven to 400°. (At the Chapoquoit Grill, they use their focaccia or whole grain bread sliced to ½-inch thick.) Bread is then lightly toasted or can be grilled with a light brush of extra virgin olive oil. Arrange the toasted crostini on a baking sheet and top with a slice of the goat cheese. Toast for about 3 minutes in the oven or until the cheese is soft but not melted.
  • In a bowl, toss arugula with the vinaigrette and move to serving platter. Cut the crostini in half and arrange around the edge of the platter with arugula in the center.

Notes

This recipe is from the Chapoquoit Grill on Route 28A in West Falmouth and also appeared in the 2014 Early Summer issue of Cape Cod HOME.
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