I’ve never been a fan of cheese really. But lately, I just. can’t. get. enough. of. goat. cheese.! I’ve been experimenting a lot with it, making loads of salads (it just goes with everything!) and then I made this one which was too good not to share.
Honey, pear and goat cheese are a classic combo for a good reason. Add some pecans and dried cranberries and it almost can’t get any better. Try it yourself!
To make this classic goat cheese salad with honey and pear for 2 persons, you’ll need:
- 2 big handfuls of mixed greens
- 120 g mixed grains
- about 120 g of goat cheese
- handful of pecans
- small handful of dried cranberries
- 1 cucumber
- 1 large red onion
- 1 large ripe pear
- a few thyme twigs
- bit of olive oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp honey
- some sea salt
Cook the mixed grains. Chop up the red onion and fry it in a little bit of olive oil. Turn the heat low, add the pear (chopped), some whole thyme twigs and also some tops of the thyme twigs, and let it simmer. In the mean while, put the mixed greens, cucumber (chopped into little bits) and the mixed grains in a bowl and gently toss it. As soon as the pear goes a bit softer, add the cinnamon and a tiny bit of sea salt, and when it’s ready to take off the heat, add the honey and stir. Take out the whole thyme twigs. Add it to the salad bowl, followed by the pecans, dried cranberries and most importantly, the goat cheese. Et voilà! Enjoy ?