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Endive Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
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Endive Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese

Herb-roasted goat cheese spread over croutes is tastier by far than just plain croutons. You can prepare the cheese, wash the greens and bake the croutes ahead so assembly takes just minutes.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2007

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspeach chopped fresh chivefresh chives or parsley
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspherbes de Provence or dried thyme
  • 1 log (113 g) 1log (113 g)log goat cheese
  • 6 cups 6cupstorn mixed salad greens
  • 18 leaves 18leavesbelgian endive, (about 1 large head)

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspDijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pincheach salt and pepper

Croutes:

  • 1 1baguettebaguettes
  • 2 tsp 2tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsea salt or table salt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
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Preparation

Croutes: Cut baguette into twelve 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; rub 1 side of each with cut side of garlic. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake on baking sheet in 350?F (180?C) oven until crisp and light golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Lemon Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

On waxed paper, combine chives, parsley and herbes de Provence; roll goat cheese in herb mixture to coat. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In bowl, toss mixed greens with dressing; arrange on 6 plates. Top each with 3 Belgian endive leaves. Cut goat cheese into 6 slices; place 1 slice on each salad. Add 2 croutes to each plate.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 292 pro 9g total fat 17g sat. fat 4g
carb 27g fibre 3g chol 9mg sodium 438mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 16 vit A 19 vit C 18
folate 41
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