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Warm Goat Cheese Salad

I have used other breads if I didn't have a baguette. It works great with leftover dried out slices of bread.
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

For the Cheese Toasts:

  • 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

For the Salad

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cups of mixed baby greens (baby spinach, butter or bibb lettuce and/ or arugula, etc)
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thinly

Instructions
 

  • To make the dressing, whisk together the mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Brush each baguette slice with olive oil.
  • Place a goat cheese round or slice on each baguette.
  • Place under broiler until the cheese is soft and bubbly, and a tad bit brown on the edges, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse the lettuce or baby greens and dry in a salad spinner or with a clean towel.
  • Add greens along with sliced red onion to a salad bowl for serving and gently toss with dressing.
  • Place three toasts on each salad.
  • Serve immediately.