Monday, 15 February 2010

Warm goats cheese with walnut and pear salad

We love warm goat's cheese and have our own walnut trees in the garden so this is a dish we love to make when something simple, quick and delicious is required!


150g goat cheese log cut into 4 slices
60g walnuts (cut in half)
6 slices of home made walnut bread
1tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp of local honey
3tbsp of walnut oil/olive oil
1 red and 1 white chicory
30g lambs lettuce
1 ripe pear (cored and cut into wedges)
sprinkle of chili


Preheat grill to medium. Sprinkle the walnut bread with a little olive oil and toast under the grill until golden brown. Dress each cheese slice with walnuts and place on top of each slice of toasted walnut bread. Place on a baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil and toast again under the grill until the cheese is warm and the walnuts are toasted. Sprinkle a little bit of chili on top before serving.
For the dressing mix the honey, lemon juice and walnut oil together and season to taste. Toss the lettuce and the chicory leaves together with the dressing.

Serve all on one large platter with remaining pear wedges and walnuts scattered around the toasted goat cheese slices.

Serve with a nice glass of red