Spanish Tapas - Grilled Goat's Cheese on Bed of Lettuce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Spanish Tapas - A simple dish of grilled goat cheese and baby greens, dressed in a honey vinegar vinaigrette

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 11 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach (or mixed baby green)
  • Vinaigrette

  • 12 cup virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper


  1. Set oven on grill.
  2. Vinaigrette: Dissolve the salt, pepper and honey in the vinegar and beat in the virgin olive oil until an emulsion forms.
  3. Cut the cheese into 3/4 inch thick slices and grill in oven until golden.
  4. Place baby greens on plates, dress with the vinaigrette and add the cheese on top.
Most Helpful

We loved this salad and I am going to be using this dressing for many other salads this summer. I read the reviews where the goat cheese melted so first I chilled the rounds very well and made sure that the broiler was blazing before I grilled them. They still melted down quite a bit but like the others I didn't mind one - the taste more than made up for any lack in presentaion. Thanks for sharing! made for the Bistro Babes - ZWT 8

K9 Owned July 25, 2012

The taste of this salad was phenomenal! The sherry vinegar and honey is a great combination, with the sour and sweet flavors perfectly balanced. I used baby spinach for my greens, and the match was perfect. I had a bit of trouble with the cheese- it actually started to melt instead of getting golden brown on top. Next time I will make sure the broiler is screaming hot before I put the cheese in, hopefully that will solve the problem. In this case, I just took the half melted cheese and distributed over the salad, and it tasted wonderful. I plan to make this again very soon! Thanks for posting!

IngridH March 18, 2011

This was yummy! My rounds didn't hold together too well, but I didn't care, it was very good! I loved the dressing! I did scale it down just for me. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

Sharon123 September 21, 2009