Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Even simple mesclun greens deserve special attention: These get an easy Dijon-mustard vinaigrette and toasted baguette slices topped with melted goat cheese.

  • Servings: 4
Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 ounces (about 6 cups) mesclun greens, washed and spun dry
  • 1 baguette, cut into 12 slices, each about 1/4 inch thick
  • 8 ounces soft goat cheese, cut into 12 slices, each about 1/4 inch thick


  1. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar with mustard. Slowly add oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Place greens in a large bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, heat broiler. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet; top each with a goat cheese round. Toast until bread is golden brown and cheese has started to melt, 2 to 3 minutes. Drizzle greens with vinaigrette; toss to combine. Divide among four plates. Place three toasts on each salad. Serve immediately.


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