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    Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese Salad W/Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

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    dojemi's Note:

    A delicious and quick light salad. Courtesy of Bread and Chocolate Bakery Cafe in Newton, Massachusetts.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 4 ounces log goat cheese
    • 1/2 cup toasted pecans (chopped fine)
    • 8 cups assorted spring greens (approximately 2 cups per serving)
    • 1 granny smith apple (cut into matchstick size)

    Maple Vinaigrette

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    2. 2
      Spread pecans on a baking sheet and oven toast 10-15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Let cool and chop fine.
    4. 4
      Roll the log of goat cheese in toasted pecans.
    5. 5
      Slice into 8 slices and set aside.
    6. 6
      Whisk together the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Dress greens 'lightly' with vinaigrette and toss; remaining dressing will be drizzled on each serving.
    8. 8
      Transfer greens to a serving plate.
    9. 9
      Add 2 slices of the pecan-encrusted goat cheese to each serving.
    10. 10
      Top salad with the Granny Smith matchsticks.
    11. 11
      Drizzle each serving with the remaining vinaigrette and serve; drizzle some around the plate for presentation.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 23, 2011

      I just made this dressing, and although skeptical, decided that since the portion was small, it would be okay to get rid of if it didn't work. Good thing the portions were small! These flavors didn't work at all. If I had used real maple syrup and the proportions were better, however, it may have tasted enough to get a star or two.....NO STARS FROM ME!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese Salad W/Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (117 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.9
     
    Calories from Fat 195
    63%
    Total Fat 21.7 g
    33%
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    35%
    Cholesterol 22.4 mg
    7%
    Sodium 586.2 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.3 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 18.6 g
    74%
    Protein 7.5 g
    15%

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    spring greens

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