Herbed Goat Cheese Salad

There are days when I just want a good salad. This salad couldn’t be any easier when you use a pre-washed bag of spring mix lettuce. The toasted bread with herbed goat cheese was like two toppings in one with the crunch of a crouton and the balance of a rich protein. For the dressing, I vigorously whisked the ingredients into velvety golden ribbons. A couple of final touches and I was ready to dive into my little bundle of rabbit food.

Herbed Goat Cheese Salad
 
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Recipe Type: Salads
Serves: 4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 (9 oz) bag of prewashed spring mix lettuce
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 16 (1” diameter) slices hearty multi-grain bread
  • 4 oz. herbed goat cheese
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
Dressing:
  • 6 Tbl. olive oil
  • 3 Tbl. red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush each side of the bread with olive oil and evenly place on a baking sheet. Bake the slices at 400 degrees for 4 – 6 minutes or until toasted. Evenly spread the goat cheese on the top side of each slice. Bake for an additional 1 minute to soften the cheese.
  2. Vigorously whisk the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl until completely combined. The dressing should have a light yellow tint to it. Toss just enough dressing with the spring mix lettuce to lightly coat the leaves. Top with the goat cheese croutons and tomatoes.
Author's Note
The only thing I would suggest is to use the dressing sparingly because a little goes a long way.

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