Olive, Preserved Lemon, and Goat Cheese Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe on the web somewhere, saved it, and have since forgotten where I found it. No matter -- it is divine! Serve with my Whole Wheat Flatbread if you like, or just dig in with a spoon or your fingers. Cooking time = letting the mixture sit for a while, just for the flavors to blend. Mmmmm.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the preserved lemon rinds and olives together roughly until pieces are about 1/2 centimeter or smaller.
  2. Mince the garlic clove together with the mint leaves, and toss with the lemon rinds and olives.
  3. Allow to sit at room temperature for about an hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  4. Lay the spinach leaves together in a serving bowl, and scatter the preserved lemon rind and olive mixture over them.
  5. Drop the pieces of goat cheese evenly over the top, and drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle with the pine nuts.
  7. Toss gently and serve.
Most Helpful

This is an AMAZING salad! I was intrigued, but skeptical. As a salad it is unusual and really outstanding ...and as Sharon has indicated--the combination of flavors "feels so good in my mouth." Easily 5 stars. PLUS, the preserved lemon peel, olives, garlic and fresh mint leaves combination is an incredible relish with which to complement other dishes.

BarbryT March 26, 2009

Yum! Lovely flavors, feels so good in my mouth! I just kind of eyeballed it and was so pleased with the results! I used kalamata olives. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

Sharon123 May 07, 2008