Dark Sweet Cherry and Spring Greens Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 can Oregon Fruit Products Dark Sweet Cherries
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Shallots
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh Tarragon
  • 1 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ tsp finely grated Lemon Peel
  • ¾ cup chopped Pecans
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1-11 oz. log Soft Goat Cheese cut into 6 rounds
  • 6 cups Mixed Baby Greens
  • 1 cup Pecan Halves
  • ½ cup Fresh Fennel Bulb cut into strips

Instructions

Serves 6
  1. Drain cherries and set aside. Reserve juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Whisk olive oil, shallots, tarragon, lemon juice, lemon peel and 2 Tablespoons of reserved cherry juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread pecans on a plate
  5. Whisk egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl.
  6. Turn goat cheese rounds in egg mixture the coat with pecans.
  7. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until cheese is warm but not melted, about 10- minutes.
  8. Combine greens, cherries, pecans and fennel in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat.
  9. Divide salad among 6 plates.
  10. Please cheese round on each plate and serve.
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