This is a wonderful way to add elegance and flavor to spinach. The warm goat cheese melts in your mouth and nicely accents the balsamic vinegar.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Arrange the spinach on four plates.

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  • In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat, and add crushed garlic. Cook and stir until slightly golden. Stir in breadcrumbs. Drop the goat cheese slices into the breadcrumbs a few at a time, and turn to coat in the breadcrumb mixture.

  • Place a slice or two of goat cheese on each serving of spinach, and drizzle the salads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; 43.2 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 345 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
wow baked goat's cheese without baking I love it!! The salad can always be revamped but the spinach or mesclun mix seems to pair really well with the goats cheese. I sprinkle almonds and sometimes add some strawberries anything goes but the goats cheese is what makes this such a hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2005
This is a good recipe that impresses guests without much effort. I loved the texture and delicate flavor of the warm goat cheese encrusted with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture but thought the spinach needed a little something extra. Next time I will try adding a good amount of freshly shredded carrot and/or diced red or yellow pepper to add color and variety. I would definately make this again; it's very quick and easy. Read More
(39)
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
wow baked goat's cheese without baking I love it!! The salad can always be revamped but the spinach or mesclun mix seems to pair really well with the goats cheese. I sprinkle almonds and sometimes add some strawberries anything goes but the goats cheese is what makes this such a hit. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
wow baked goat's cheese without baking I love it!! The salad can always be revamped but the spinach or mesclun mix seems to pair really well with the goats cheese. I sprinkle almonds and sometimes add some strawberries anything goes but the goats cheese is what makes this such a hit. Read More
(42)
Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2005
This is a good recipe that impresses guests without much effort. I loved the texture and delicate flavor of the warm goat cheese encrusted with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture but thought the spinach needed a little something extra. Next time I will try adding a good amount of freshly shredded carrot and/or diced red or yellow pepper to add color and variety. I would definately make this again; it's very quick and easy. Read More
(39)
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Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2006
I LOVE Goat Cheese Salads and this one just didn't do it for me. I'll try it again sometime with a different Goat Cheese (I'm sure that the one you pick makes or breaks this salad). I also had trouble coating the cheese with bread crumbs the way I wanted to but that was probably just user error. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2004
this was a great dish I served it to my girlfriend and she thought it was from a rest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
This was very good and easy! I did put the breaded cheese in the oven for a few minutes to crisp it a little more. Also put red onions and carrots on the salad. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
Very nice salad. It was rather difficult "baking" the goat cheese. I was impatient and put it all in the pan making it very challenging to flip them. So do only a few at a time like the directions say. I used panko for the bread crumbs. I also made the oil and vinegar into a dressing whisking in 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard and 1/2 tsp. mayo (as emulsifiers) and adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Some real bacon bits were a good addition too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2006
simply elegant Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
I thought the 'baked' goat cheese was delicious...I used panko 'italian style' bread crumbs..I thought the cool greens with the warm cheese was good but next time I might try sauteed spinach with sun-dried tomatoes...Thanks for a great recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
YUM! I added some red onion to the spinach but otherwise left it as is. The goat cheese was a wonderful addition and this made a perfect lunch for me today. Thank you Radiogirl! Read More
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