Kalamata Olive Baked Goat Cheese Salad
Warm, crisp goat cheese rounds on a bed of greens are good. We came up with three ways to make a good thing better.
Why This Recipe Works
Coating the cheese rounds with nuts instead of bread crumbs adds a layer of flavor—finely grind the nuts in the food processor. We also found that giving the cheese a whirl in the food processor allowed us to incorporate kalamata olives throughout our Kalamata Olive Baked Goat Cheese Salad.
Baking the rounds in a hot oven for just a few minutes ensured a crunchy coating and a smooth, but not melted, interior. To avoid runny cheese rounds, it was important to freeze the rounds until completely firm before baking.