Not everybody is a fan of goat cheese. Some people reject it so much that they would never even put a package of it in their shopping cart. However, this special kind of cheese is definitely worth a try! Especially when it is baked in the oven, you will be surprised how delicious it tastes. Try this winter salad with baked goat cheese and fried pears and you might want to include the dish in your regular diet.
Ingredients for the salad:
- 250g lamb’s lettuce
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 tablespoon of cane sugar *Optional: Honey or apple/rice syrup*
Ingredients for the dressing:
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of honey *Optional: agave syrup, apple syrup, or rice syrup*
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- Some salt and fresh pepper from the mill
Ingredients for the baked goat cheese:
- 4 slices of mild goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- A handful of pine nuts
Preheat the oven to 180°.
Clean the lamb’s lettuce. Wash the pears, halve them and remove the seeds. Then cut the pears into thin slices.
To prepare the dressing, fill all its ingredients into a vessel and stir well.
Put the four goat cheese slices on a baking tray, sprinkle honey over them and slide the tray into the middle of the oven.
In the meantime, brown the pine nuts in a pan and let them sit aside for a moment.
Heat sugar or syrup in a pan. As soon as the sugar or syrup melts, place the pear slices in the pan (in the form of a fan) and let them caramelize from both sides. Put the salad on four plates, sprinkle with the dressing, decorate the caramelized pears and the baked cheese on top and garnish the salad with the roasted pine nuts.