Warm Goat Cheese Salad


  • 3/4 cup walnut halves
  • mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 lb of soft goat cheese
  • fresh chives for garnish


  • 6 tbs walnut oil
  • 3 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
    • To make the dressing, whisk together the walnut oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and ginger in a small sauce pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • Heat the dressing gently, stirring occasionally until warm. Add the walnut halves and continue to heat for 3-4 minutes.
    • Arrange the salad greens on 4 serving plates and place spoonfuls of goat cheese on top.

Using a slotted spoon, lift the walnut halves from the dressing and scatter then over the salad.

  • Transfer the warm dressing to a small pitcher.
  • Garnish the salads with snipped chives and serve with the dressing.


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