Arugula Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

Arugula Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

by Rosie Pena 1 year ago
5 (1)
3 minutes
360.2 kcal
13.2 g carbs
Description

A very simple salad that looks a lot more involved than it is!

Ingredients
  • 1 (4 ounce) log goat cheese
  • ½ cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs, or as needed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 6 cups arugula
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. 1. Pull off small pieces of goat cheese and roll into dime-sized balls.
  2. 2. Pour panko bread crumbs into a bowl; roll goat cheese balls in crumbs until coated.
  3. 3. Heat olive oil and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir goat cheese balls in the hot oil for 15 to 30 seconds. Scoop them back into the bowl of bread crumbs to create a second coating. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. 4. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  5. 5. Broil goat cheese balls, shaking baking sheet every 30 seconds to 1 minute to ensure even browning, about 2 minutes.
  6. 6. Toss arugula with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Divide among 4 serving bowls; top each bowl with warm goat cheese balls.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 360.2 kcal
carbohydrates: 13.2 g
protein: 8.1 g
saturated fat: 8.7 g
cholesterol: 22.4 mg
sodium: 411.6 mg
fiber: 0.5 g
sugar: 3 g