Baked Goat Cheese, Garlic Toast and Green Salad | Chez Panise Inspired
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 4
Easy dish traditional for California Cuisine!
  • 4 Rounds of fresh goat cheese, each about 2½ inches in diameter and about ½ inch thick
  • 1 t Dried thyme
  • 1 C Fine, fresh bread crumbs
  • 3 C Mixed Lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 T Olive Oil
  • 3T Red wine vinegar
  • ΒΌ t Kosher sea salt
  • Pinch of Freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 sml Toasted bread slices (4 pieces of toast cut into quarters after rubbing with garlic cloves)
  • 4-6 peeled, halved garlic cloves
  • Fresh figs, seedless grapes or sliced fresh pears for example, can also be served with this (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small jar, combine olive oil, salt and pepper; shake well and cover with a tight fitting lid and set aside until needed
  3. Unwrap and cut goat cheese rounds and coat them all over in a small bowl with a combined mix of breadcrumbs and dried thyme.
  4. Put rounds in an oiled 8 x 8 inch baking dish and place in the oven.
  5. Bake 6 -10 minutes at 400F degrees, or until cheese is lightly bubbling and golden.
  6. Meanwhile, toast bread and rub with garlic cloves on one side.
  7. Serve the cheese on warm plates surrounded by garlic toast slices.
  8. Serve with a salad dressed with the simple vinaigrette dressing.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at