Thursday, July 15, 2010

Apple Scallion Pecan Salad with Agave Goat Cheese Dressing

I am a huge goat cheese lover!  You can add goat cheese to almost anything and it would elevate it to a whole new level, in my opinion.  This recipe was inspired by Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes at SkinnyTaste.com.  I gave it the the old Whipper once over and fell in LOVE!  

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Did you know that goat cheese is 30% lower in fat and calories than most cow’s milk cheese?

Agave Goat Cheese Dressing – Serves 15

  • 4 oz. of creamy goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Agave (a natural sweetener like honey that can be found at most supermarkets these days.)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2  lemon, jucied

In a small blender, combine the goat cheese, agave, extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon.  Season with fresh cracked black pepper and salt.  Mix until creamy.

Apple Scallion Pecan Salad with Agave Goat Cheese Dressing – Serves 1

  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1/2 apple sliced
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce (or, what ever green you want)
  • 1 scallion sliced
  • 1 tbsp crumbled goat cheese

Fill a bowl with the baby greens.  Top with the pecans, apples, scallions and goat cheese. Drizzle with the Agave Goat Cheese Dressing.

Heather

2 comments:

  1. I do love goat cheese!!! and I have my first bottle of Agave in my pantry...waiting patiently for me to use it.....your goat cheese dressing sounds delicious and that certainly would be a good way to try it!
    thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  2. Oh Chef Dennis, you've got to put that Agave into action!! I love using it in place of sugar or honey in my recipes. The next one I am posting uses Agave as well. Thanks for your comments!

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