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Grilled Goats Cheese with Balsamic Dressed Leaves and Strawberries is so good. The goat's cheese is grilled and then finished with a cooks blow torch. A few leaves in a balsamic dressing and strawberries; so simple to make.

Grilled Goats Cheese with Balsamic Leaves and Strawberries

First off, make a quick balsamic dressing for your salad leaves.

Balsamic Dressing:
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar
a teaspoon of runny honey
a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
salt and black pepper

Whisk the lot together, then give it a taste and adjust the seasoning, you might want to add a pinch of caster sugar.

If you don't have a whisk put it all in a clean jar with the lid on and give it a good shake which will do the same trick.

You can have your salad leaves at the ready in a bowl but only when you're ready to serve can you put the dressing on them - if you do it in advance the leaves will go soggy and taste oily.

When you are ready, pour a little of the dressing over the leaves and carefully mix together with your hands.

The Goats Cheese:
Put your goats cheese onto a shallow tray and put them under the grill for a couple of minutes (don't try turning them) there is no need to. Grill until they just start to bubble and finish the top with a cooks blow torch.

Grilled Goats Cheese with Balsamic Dressed Leaves and Strawberries

Add some sliced strawberries and that's it, job done. I tried to be fancy and do a squiggle with Balsamic glaze, which is a reduction of balsamic vinegar. No, I didn't make it, I cheated and brought it ready-made in a squeezy bottle from a well-known supermarket.

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Yield: 2

Goats Cheese with Balsamic Dressed Leaves and Strawberries

Simple and easy starter dish.

ingredients:

Balsamic Dressing:
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar
a teaspoon of runny honey
a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
salt and black pepper

The Goats Cheese:
2 Goats cheese rounds

instructions

To Make the Balsamic Dressing:
Whisk the lot together, then give it a taste and adjust the seasoning, you might want to add a pinch of caster sugar.

If you don't have a whisk put it all in a clean jar with the lid on and give it a good shake which will do the same trick.

You can have your salad leaves at the ready in a bowl but only when you're ready to serve can you put the dressing on them - if you do it in advance the leaves will go soggy and taste oily.

So, when you are ready, pour a little of the dressing over the leaves and carefully mix together with your hands.

For the Goats Cheese:
Put your goats cheese onto a shallow tray and put them under the grill for a couple of minutes (don't try turning them) there is no need to. Grill until they just start to bubble.
Finish the top with a cooks blow torch.
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12 comments

  1. The presentation of the grilled goats cheese looks so wonderful with the leaves and strawberries :)

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  2. Beautifully caramelized goat cheese and so simple to make! This can literally be put together in 5 minutes tops. A perfect fix for any college student!

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  3. I like the way how u grill goat cheese, wicked!!!

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  4. Simple, beautiful and delicious. Nice!

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  5. Looks great as always Jan! You can't beat goats cheese and balsamic vinegar to create a special salad. Quick, easy and very tasty indeed!

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  6. Lovely salad. Strawberries always go well with salad.

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  7. Greta recipe classic pairings, very very very good.

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  8. I never try Goats Cheese, but I love your lovely salad and strawberries. I must try this Goats Cheese next future after I back for work. ;)

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  9. You can never go wrong with melted cheese and such a nice presentation! Looks scrumptious

    Jackie at PhamFatale.com

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