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Warm Goat Cheese Salad

– Warm Goat Cheese Salad –

Most people are turned off by salads, they seem dull and boring, and with so many restaurants serving up salads that just don´t cut it, this is very understandable. For me, eating salad is something I do everyday, I love all styles of salads, considering that they are somewhat healthy and deliver a BIG flavor. I am not a fan of ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing, as good as it sounds, it just doesn´t do it for me. I am always playing around with different types of ingredients when I am making salads, trying to find new flavors that work together, that ultimately deliver that wow-factor. This warm goat cheese salad is definitely one of those salads. It has a combination of simple yet tasty ingredients, a perfectly balanced flavor, and a big hit in my household. As always, the main key to always serving up a great salad, is to use the freshest and highest quality ingredients you can find. Watch the video below on how to make this warm goat cheese salad in a flash, and start enjoying salads again in your life. Salud! 

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Pitted Dates
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 Thick Piece of Goat Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Glazed Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Cut a head of romaine lettuce into small pieces, wash and pat dry and transfer to a shallow bowl
  2. Cut a small red onion into thin slices, cut a tomato into thin half-circle slices and finely mince 2 pitted dates
  3. Add the onions on top of the lettuce as well as the tomatoes, designing the tomatoes in a circular design
  4. Next add 1 tablespoon of toasted sunflower seeds and 1 tablespoon of toasted pumpking seeds into the bowl
  5. Beat 1 egg in a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of bread crumbs in another, dip a thick circular piece of goat cheese in the egg and then coat it well with the breadcrumbs
  6. Heat a small non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add a generous tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil to the pan
  7. Once the oil get´s hot, add the breaded goat cheese, turn after about 20-25 seconds and cook the other side for another 20-25 seconds, then transfer on top of the salad
  8. Now add the minced dates on top of the salad, drizzle some balsamic glaze on top of the salad, drizzle some extra virgin Spanish olive oil, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    I love a good warm goat cheese salad, last time I was in Paris I ate quite a few. No boring salad here!

    01 . Jul . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes these types of salads are big all over western Europe, thanks for the comment 🙂

      02 . Jul . 2018
  2. Monika Dabrowski

    This would make a fantastic lunch idea!

    28 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Monika 🙂

      02 . Jul . 2018
  3. 2pots2cook

    Perfect with a glass of wine 🙂 Thank you !

    24 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! thanks for the comment 🙂

      24 . Apr . 2018
  4. Tracy | Baking Mischief

    I’m so with you. I love salads, especially dressed up ones like this! This looks so good, and I love the goat cheese/balsamic vinegar combo.

    17 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Tracy 🙂

      17 . Apr . 2018
  5. Catherine

    This warm goat cheese salad looks incredibly delicious, I would seriously eat this every day of the week! Definitely going to try your recipe next weekend!

    15 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      It´s a great salad, thank you for the comment Catherine 🙂

      15 . Apr . 2018
  6. Sarah

    Ooooh I’m a sucker for goats cheese! This salad has my name written all over it! Going to be trying it soon!

    01 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will love it Sarah! thanks for the comment 🙂

      01 . Apr . 2018
  7. Akhila@Pepper Delight

    Love goat cheese the idea of warm salad sounds wonderful!!

    30 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah when you heat the goat cheese up it really brings out the best flavors in it, thank you for the comment 🙂

      30 . Mar . 2018
  8. Trisha

    Goat cheese is about my very favorite salad ever. I could eat this twice!


    28 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah I love goat cheese too! thanks for the comment Trisha 🙂

      29 . Mar . 2018
  9. Heather @ Dredge and Drizzle

    This looks amazing! I’ve been looking for a new way to enjoy goat cheese. Breaded and fried on a salad? Yes please! And sunflower seeds are one of my favorite salad toppings!

    29 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for commenting Heather 🙂

      29 . Jan . 2018
  10. Sam Morris

    Oh my word, I am literally drooling at this recipe! Goat’s cheese is an absolute favourite and warm with all those yummy vegetables and seeds! I never thought to add dates, but it makes perfect sense ?

    14 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah the dates really bring all the flavors together, thank you for your comment 🙂

      15 . Jan . 2018
  11. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

    LOVE warm salads. This looks like a winner!

    12 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you Cathleen 🙂

      12 . Jan . 2018
  12. Liz

    Boy, this salad looks wonderful!!! I love the fried goat cheese! And I’ve never added dates to a green salad, but I must try this, too.

    07 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Liz 🙂

      07 . Jan . 2018

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