Nothing could be better than salad with cheese, especially if it’s Goat Cheese! Chef Jim Piano from Chick’s Cafe in Philadelphia makes a simple, yet savory and gourmet Pear and Almond Salad with Goat Cheese.
Start out by cooking a vinaigrette.
In a blender chop the roasted shallot and pear then add Dijon mustard and sherry vinegar. Slowly add the oil in a stream while blender is running.
Season with salt and pepper up to your taste!
Next step is serving the salad! In a large bowl toss the greens and pears with enough dressing to coat the leaves. Plate the greens and top with the toasted almonds. Crumble approximately a 1/4 of the goat cheese log onto each serving plate.