Fresh Green Salad with Melted Goat Cheese Crostini

From Style at Home January 2013

Fresh Green Salad with Melted Goat Cheese Crostini

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 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

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.


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