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Recipe: Fresh green salad with melted goat cheese crostini

Recipe: Fresh green salad with melted goat cheese crostini Author: Style At Home

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Recipe: Fresh green salad with melted goat cheese crostini

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Ingredients

Salad
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz whole pecans
  • 1 baguette, sliced diagonally into eight ½" slices
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz firm goat cheese (not the log style), with a nice aged casing, cut into eight slices

Dressing

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp each: Dijon mustard and honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp each: salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2 Combine the salad greens and baby spinach in a large bowl. Add the dill, dried cranberries, red bell peppers and pecans, tossing to combine.

3 Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with the olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes on each side until the bread is toasted and crispy.

4 Remove the baguette slices from the oven and top each with a slice of goat cheese.

5 Return to the oven and broil for 5 minutes or until the goat cheese begins to melt.

6 Meanwhile, whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing well to coat.

7 Arrange the salad on plates and top each serving with a warm goat cheese crostini. Serve immediately.

Prep time: 20 minutes.
Serves 8.
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Recipe: Fresh green salad with melted goat cheese crostini