In an effort to reward myself for such an insane workout and for working this afternoon, i decided to make a delicious mixed greens salad with warm goat cheese rounds. Surely everyone has had/seen a version of this salad somewhere. I always knew it'd be tres easy to recreate so thanks to the lovely PinkHeels, i got myself an Ina Garten recipe (she's the best, n'est ce pas?) and got to work. It was unbelievably quick and easy! The step that takes the most time is the chilling of the goat cheese (post dipping in egg whites and covering with bread crumbs, or in my case, panko) in the fridge for 15 minutes.
For the mixed greens, i added sliced almonds and dried cranberries and drizzled a bit of balsamic vinaigrette.
After the rounds are chilled, you simply brown them in the pan (with evoo and a touch of butter) for mere minutes, and voila! Deliciously warm, gooey, crispy goat cheese... MmmMMmmmMmmm...
The breading kind of messed up on one of the rounds as i was flipping it, but it was no less delicious. And while the salad was very yummy, next time i'm going to use a stronger goat cheese as i prefer it with more of a kick. Mmmm i really heart goat cheese. Don't you?