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Strawberry Salad with Fried Goat Cheese and a Homemade Vinaigrette

This strawberry salad is made with a homemade dressing, fried goat cheese, and topped with my favorite crunchy salad topper. The perfect salad to eat all summer long!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad

Ingredients
  

Fried Goat Cheese Slices

  • 1 log honey goat cheese
  • 1 egg
  • cup flour
  • pinch salt + pepper
  • tsp paprika
  • cup panko breadcrumbs
  • avocado oil

Homemade Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Strawberry Salad

  • mixed greens or spinach
  • red onion chopped
  • strawberries sliced
  • Crunchy Salad Topper
  • Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • fried goat cheese slices
  • Homemade Vinaigrette

Instructions
 

Fried Goat Cheese

  • Use a cheese wire to slice goat cheese log. Set aside.
  • Using 3 separate bowls prepare egg wash. In the first bowl, mix together flour, paprika, salt and pepper. In the second bowl, whisk egg in once. Add the panko breadcrumbs to the third bowl.
  • Dredge goat cheese slice in flour. Dip into whisked egg and then coat with panko bread crumbs. Repeat with all goat cheese slices.
  • Heat avocado oil in a skillet. Fry both sides 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil. Set aside until salad assembly.

Homemade Vinaigrette

  • Make the dressing. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. Add the paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, and avocado oil to the vinegar mixture. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Strawberry Salad

  • Add lettuce to a bowl. Add red onion, crunchy salad topper, and parmesan cheese. Add sliced strawberries and fried goat cheese. Drizzle with homemade vinagrette and serve.
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