Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese

greens-goat-cheese Yunhee Kim


  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) package goat cheese, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 6 ounces gourmet salad greens
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced apples, such as Granny Smith (about 1/2 pound)
  • 6 pieces rosemary flatbread


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Combine breadcrumbs and next 5 ingredients in a shallow pan. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small dish and brush each goat cheese slice with oil. Dredge each slice in breadcrumb mixture, and place on a baking sheet, leaving 1/2 inch between slices.

2. Bake for 8–10 minutes. Remove from oven. While the cheese is baking, toss greens with vinegar, apple slices, and remaining teaspoon olive oil in a large salad bowl.

3. Transfer to 6 salad plates. Top each plate of salad greens and apples with 2 goat cheese medallions. Serve with flatbread while cheese is warm.

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  • Dredging goat cheese in a breadcrumb mixture and baking creates a wonderful crust with a warm melted center. Perfect way to spruce up your salad greens!
  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 ounce greens, 1/4 apple, 2 cheese medallions)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 287
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 12g
Carbohydrate per serving: 40g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 22mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 551mg
Calcium per serving: 117mg