Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad

The delicious duo of grilled goat's cheese on a slice of baguette and a salad. The salad combines rocket, grilled figs and a slightly acidic dressing. It is a perfect choice for lunch or even a lighter dinner.
By 6 years ago

 

 

Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad – a Delicious Combination of Salty and Sweet

 

Many years ago we discovered a lovely restaurant in Warsaw with a great ambience. It was beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned, rather than fashionable minimalistic way.

We were sure always to find there immaculately starched and ironed tablecloths and serviettes. There were beautiful flower arrangements, not only on each of the tables but also on a charming fireplace and at the entrance.

The restaurant, also, and most importantly served delicious food.

I don’t remember what I ordered when we were there for the first time. The choice was big, and everything sounded exquisite.

But one time we went there I wasn’t too hungry and wanted something pretty light. So I chose a Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad with Iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a delicious dressing.

 

Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad – My Take on the Yummy Dish from the Restaurant

I enjoyed that salad so much that afterwards whenever we went to that place, I didn’t even bother to look at the menu. I always chose my favourite dish.

But then one day I decided to make my version at home and combined two of my favourite ingredients: salty goat’s cheese and sweet figs.

In my recipe, I grilled the figs along with the goat’s cheese, but I am sure it would be equally good with raw figs. The delicious sweet and sour dressing united all the ingredients. And the toasted almonds added crunch.

Everything together made an incredible Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad perfect for lunch or even a lighter dinner.

P.S. Naturally, when my home creation proved to be so successful, it didn’t make any sense for me to order the salad in the restaurant.

But that was in truth good news because finally, I could start enjoying other meals prepared in this delightful restaurant.

P.P.S. If you like the combination of tastes of goats cheese and figs, you probably will also like this salad with pomegranates.

 

Grilled Goat's Cheese and Fig Salad

Agnieszka Weiner
Combination of salty (goat's cheese), sweet (figs) and slightly acidic (dressing) tastes, topped up by crunchy almonds.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Salad:

  • 300- 400 g soft goat’s cheese (for grilling), cut into 4 slices
  • 4 slices bread (baguette), cut into the size and shape of the cheese
  • 6-8 fresh figs cut into quarters
  • 150 g rocket
  • 4 tbsp almond flakes
  • 1 tsp honey

Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a grill to high.
  • On a baking tray place slices of bread with slices of the goat’s cheese on top.
  • Smear the cut sides of figs with honey (you can do it with your fingers) and put on the baking tray.
  • Put the baking tray under the hot grill for a few minutes (total time will depend on the grill but it is better to check it after 3 min. to make sure the cheese does not burn).
  • Wash and dry the rocket, divide it into 4 plates.
  • Dry- fry the sliced almonds till golden.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients.
  • When the top of the cheese is golden, take everything out from the oven.
  • Arrange the grilled cheese and figs on the rocket; pour the dressing over the salad and sprinkle it with the toasted almonds.
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