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Tomato, Goat Cheese, & Herb Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Tomato, Goat Cheese, & Herb Salad recipe? Learn how to make Tomato, Goat Cheese, & Herb Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by agrizas

Makes 4 servings



Sometimes simplicity is best, and this is one of the simplest and most delicious salads I have had in years. It is a misconception that a salad is not enough food to be a meal. When enjoyed slowly, every bite can be extremely satisfying. Salad greens are also very low in calories, but they are high in vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus! To add more fun to your meal, use different colored tomatoes. If goat cheese is not your favorite, try something else like a little sprinkle of feta or bleu cheese. Whatever cheese you choose, remember that you only need a little bit to enjoy the taste.

Recipe Ingredients for Tomato, Goat Cheese, & Herb Salad

1 tbsp chopped Shallots
4 oz Goat, Soft Type Cheese
4 large whole (3" dia)(182 g) Tomatoes, Red, Ripe
4 cup raw Mesclun Pack
1/4 cup leaves, whole Basil, Fresh
0.25 cup Parsley

Recipe Directions for Tomato, Goat Cheese, & Herb Salad

  1. Mince the shallots finely and place in a tight jar, dressing bottle, or other container good for mixing.

  2. Add the mustard, vinegar, and olive oil, and shake, whisk, or mix well until the dressing comes together in a tight emulsion (that is to say, when the oil no longer is a separate layer from the other ingredients, and the dressing looks a bit "creamy"). Refrigerate the salad dressing until you are ready to serve the salad, but not longer than 30 minutes or the oil will start to solidify.

  3. Wash the Mesclun greens (baby mixed greens in French) well and dry. Place in the refrigerator, along with your salad plates, to chill until it is time to serve.

  4. Wash the tomatoes and then cut into thick slices (about 4-5 slices per tomato). Chop the fresh herbs finely.

  5. When you are ready to serve, add about 1 cup of the Mesclun greens onto the chilled salad plate(s). Top the greens with the tomato slices. Then crumble the goat cheese over the tomatoes, and season generously with salt and pepper.

  6. Pour the dressing over the salad evenly.

  7. Finish the dish with a good sprinkling of the freshly chopped herbs.

Categories

Cheese, Herbs, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Brunch, First Course, Main Dish, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
127
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
138mg
6%
Potassium
615mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
11.4g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
8.0g
Vitamin A 67% Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 10% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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