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Roasted Strawberry Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

Roasted Strawberry Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

Unfortunately this may well be my last strawberry post for a while. The strawberries were all but gone from the farmers market and there was this one last recipe that I just had to try. Goat cheese is one of my favorites but I had never even thought about breading it and baking it. I had also recently discovered the wonders of roasting strawberries and I thought they would go well with the baked goats cheese. Since the strawberries give off a lot of juice when roasting I used that juice as the base for the salad dressing. I like to add nuts to my salads and I thought that some toasted pecans would go well. This roasted strawberry and baked goats cheese salad was really good! I enjoyed the warm goats cheese with its slightly crisp coating and it went well with the roasted strawberries. The entire salad was covered in the amazing flavour of the roasted strawberry dressing. I have lingered on strawberries for long enough. It is time to move on to enjoying the new fruits and vegetables that are now available.

Ingredients:
4 ounces goats cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 cups strawberries (stemmed and halved)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 handfuls romaine lettuce (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 handful peas (optional)
1 green onion (sliced)
1 handful pecans (toasted, chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Freeze the goat cheese for 20 minutes.
2. Slice the goat cheese into discs.
3. Dredge the goat cheese in the bread crumbs.
4. Bake the goat cheese in a preheated 425F oven for 6 minutes.
5. Toss the strawberries in the honey and balsamic vinegar to coat.
6. Place the strawberries in a baking dish in a single layer.
7. Roast the strawberries in a preheated 425F oven until slightly caramelized, about 10-12 minutes.
8. Pour the juices from the pan into a bowl and mix with the olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper.
9. Assemble salad and toss to coat with the dressing.

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65 comments:

Erika said...

That looks delicious! I need to try roasting strawberries!

Astra Libris said...

Kevin, your salad is amazing! I love the concept of the breaded and baked goat cheese - I can't wait to try it out! The combo with your roasted strawberries and the heavenly dressing sounds truly sublime...

Esi said...

That looks good! It's too bad the strawberries are gone from your market. Guess that makes me lucky to live in LA (minus the earthquakes) :)

VeggieGirl said...

ROASTED strawberries?!??! How enticing!!! Yeah, the strawberries are gone here too :0(

Neen said...

Where on earth did you get the idea to ROAST STRAWBERRIES????

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Kevin, your recipes are making me wish it was summer here in New Zealand so bad! This looks like an amazing combination of flavours :)

Darius T. Williams said...

only you Kevin, only you...who would think of roasting strawberries. Shhh - don't tell anyone, but I want to try this soooo bad.

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

tigerfish said...

Your blog is so "strawberry". :D
Every time I come for your post (and food) , it's strawberries. You are really making use of seasonal ingredients and I like it!

Paula said...

I'd like a serving of that please! The baked goat cheese sounds great as does the roasted strawberries.

OhioMom said...

Oh I have to try the baked goat cheese, I will be picking some up on Saturday.

This salad looks and sounds delish!

Strawberries are gone here, but I will keep this in mind for next year.

Elly said...

Wow, Kevin, this sounds perfect! I bet the roasted strawberry dressing was SO delicious. I love breaded/baked goat cheese. And I love pan frying it too. Really, I like it any way :)

Manggy said...

Oh nooo! The last strawberry post?! :( Well, it certainly is a way to go. I love cooked cheese ;)

Peabody said...

This looks delightful.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Another Kevin invention! Looks yummy!

noobcook said...

Yum yum! U r so good at coming up with delectable creations like this with any ingredients! :)

Dragon said...

I love baked goat cheese! Great, now I'm craving it. Thanks, Kevin. :)

Jaime said...

baked goat cheese and roasted strawberries? oh my... :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love the combo! Great salad, as usual.

Rachel said...

Roasted strawberries and pecans..decadent!!!

Jeanine said...

Wow, that looks wonderful, Kevin! What a beautiful picture. I'm sad to say, the strawberries are all done here too. So much more I wanted to do with mine, but the season is so short! Can't wait to see what you will do with the currently in-season fruits & veggies.

daphne said...

delicious looking! strawberries and crumbed goats cheese- nice!

Jan said...

That looks absolutely amazing, Kevin. Great job!

noble pig said...

I love the idea of baking the goat cheese instead of frying it like I do. Nice one.

Bridgett said...

Wow, baked goat cheese. What a neat idea.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i always love roasted cheese...and i think i'd prefer strawberries roasted compared to fresh (call me crazy). there's something sexy about it

Meeta said...

Strawberries and goats cheese - a gorgeous flavor pair. Simply delectable!

Jan said...

Kevin that is one nice looking salad!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I've never quite been convinced about strawberries in salad, but that does look mighty good...

Dee said...

I love baked goat's cheese, but roasting strawberries has never crossed my mind. I want!
You're cooking faster than I'm bookmarking Kevin :)

Grace said...

fried goat cheese? not for me. baked? perhaps. combine it with roasted strawberries (which are AMAZING), and i think you've found a winner. bravo!

Homecooked said...

This looks really good! I am sure the roasted strawberries tasted yummy.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Jisss, Kevin, you certainly got the best out out of this strawberry season. This salad is definitely ending it on a high note!!!

Megan said...

I actually had this EXACT salad at a restaurant in Southport NC while on vacation several weeks ago. It was very impressive then, and looks absolutely delicious as your version!

Pam said...

I love baked goat cheese. I am going to have to bookmark this for next spring when our strawberries come back in season. This sounds utterly amazing!

cookinpanda said...

This is incredible! Baked goat cheese is one of my favorites and with roasted strawberries?! What a combination.

Alexa said...

This salad looks lovely... I love the baked goat cheese with the strawberries. What a great combo!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This sounds like an interesting flavor combo. And I know what you mean...it killed me when the FL strawberry season ended. California strawberries can't compare :o

emily said...

I am so impressed by your beautiful pictures. I still really struggle, so I always appreciate the beautiful food photography of others. My little kitchen has almost zero light and I have a point-and-shoot. I don't know how yours always look pristine, but wow, they really do.

crunchbot said...

mmm baked goat cheese... sounds good! i might have to attempt that with feta!

Natasha said...

No strawberries here! This'll have to wait for next summer... Too bad :(

chocolate shavings said...

Those strawberries seem like a great idea!

www.chocolateshavings.ca

Bobby said...

This salad looks good. I never thought of the idea of baking goat cheese before but that looks amazing on there! I can just imagine how good it would taste.

kamailesfood said...

This salad looks fabulous! Although I must say, if I made this, I don't think the cheese would make it to the salad. Mmmm...baked cheese :)

canarygirl said...

OMG I think I need a doctor. I just cracked my face on the monitor trying to lick the screen. This is freaking amazing, Kevin.

Donal said...

Hey Kevin!
This looks stunning! Can you believe i still haven't tried Strawberries in a savoury dish- a true travesty! Maybe I'll give this a go!

Jeanne said...

YUM! Goats cheese and strawberries are two of my all-time flavours and I love the idea of having them together! Will definitely try roasting soem strawberries soon.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Beautiful summer salad Kevin... maybe I should change my mind about goat cheese finally... I think I will give it second try... your salad looks amazing! :)
Margot

Marjie said...

I did saute some imported strawberries last winter, and served them over pound cake and ice cream. It's amazing that heating the strawberries so greatly enhances their flavor!

Deborah said...

I have loved the run of strawberry recipes, and I'm going to miss them. Until next year!!

Katie said...

I love goat cheese like this or fried into little disks. This looks so good!

Sharon said...

Oh, I'll miss your strawberry recipes but its been a great go! :) Roasted strawberries sound heavenly.

Julie said...

I'll bet this is sensational. I've never tried roasting strawberries and I'll have to keep this in mind for next year's strawberry season.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love goat cheese paired with fruit in salads.

cindy* said...

i love goat cheese! i have coated little goat cheese disks in ground almonds and hazelnuts and pan-fried them before adding them to salads. soooo good. this salad looks spectacular kevin!

Helene said...

This looks like the perfect appetizer to serve to guests.

Aggie said...

What a refreshing looking salad! Never thought to roast strawberries, I can just imagine how flavorful they become. And the goat cheese, love the idea of breading and baking...I've been trying to get ideas on what to do with the goat cheese in my fridge...will have to try this!

Found your blog from one of your comments on LaBella Cook!

jodycakes said...

This looks DIVINE!!! My sweetie is on a goat cheese kick...thanks for the idea!!!

oggi said...

I am making this delicious looking salad this weekend, I can't wait!:)

Anonymous said...

I had to make this salad as soon as I saw it, what a great idea. The strawberries came out fantastic. I had to dip the goat cheese in some milk to get the breadcrumbs to adhere. After baking for the recommended time the bread crumbs were barely browned. Can you suggest another method...broiling?But the taste was incredible. The combination of the berries with the goat cheese was wonderful and the dressing was equally delicious. This will be a favorite in my recipe box.....Thank you!

Amber said...

I am making salads a priority after all the praline butter cream tasting I did. And you get a lot of comments. Congratulations. Evidently I am not the only one who reads yours regularly. We get about 3 plantings of strawberries here, but I am in hell in the middle of California.

Archana said...

ooooo... so delicious and so perfect. I have to give this a try. I love your site and many recipes, cant wait to try out you many salads. I will be glad if you can send this recipe over to my ONE DISH MEAL- Salad event. Do check the rules in my site:).

jenelisebeth said...

Ok, I made this over the weekend, and I just wanted to thank you for posting it! It was amazingly good. We are going to have it again this weekend as well!!!

Jen said...

Made this last night - amazing! Cheers!

Christine said...

Hello - I don't think I ever told you about this, so I've dug out your post to let you know - this recipe was great, but what came out of it was one of the best desserts we've ever made. Make sure you save some of the roasted strawberries from this recipe overnight in the fridge, and the juices continue to run and create a spectacular sauce. When reheated in the microwave or gently on the stove, these roasted strawberries are amazing on vanilla gelato or vanilla ice cream. We've roasted strawberries using your instructions the day before a dinner party and served the warmed strawberries and sauce for dessert, and it always knocks peoples' socks off! The tangy sweet strawberries melting the gelato as you eat it. Oh my! Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Kevin I have the biggest blog crush on you ever! I morphed this salad into an amazing goat cheese/strawberry honey toasted sandwich. I think you're completely brilliant. Thanks for another great one.

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