WARM GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH PEARS, AVOCADO AND PECANS
 
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Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1 large salad
Ingredients
  • Salad
  • 2 oz. fresh salad greens
  • 2-3 oz. fresh goat cheese
  • ¼ C. pecans
  • ½ ripe avocado, cut into slices or chunks
  • ½ -1 ripe pear, cut into slices
  • Everyday Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tbs. tarragon mustard (or any nice one)
  • 2 Tbs. aged red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbs. olive or avocado oil
  • 3 Tbs. ½ and ½ or cream
  • 1 heaping tsp. diced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Press pecans into disc of goat cheese and put on foil-wrapped cookie sheet.
  3. Warm in oven until goat cheese gets soft, about 6-8 minutes. (if adding croutons, do now)
  4. While goat cheese is warming, place all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and give a vigorous shake.
  5. Put avocado, pear and salad greens in bowl, toss with a tiny bit of vinaigrette.
  6. Either serve goat cheese alongside or toss gently in with the salad.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by Portland Sampler at https://portlandsampler.com/warm-goat-cheese-salad-with-pear-avocado-and-pecans/