Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Crazy Goat Cheese Salad

I found this recipe for Crazy Goat Cheese Salad in an old Bon Appetit magazine. What makes it crazy? The explanation was that in France a salad is usually simple mixed greens with a vinaigrette. The addition of green beans, avocados and goat cheese is apparently what makes this one "crazy." So I went wild and made it!

This here is no average salad. We thought it was crazy-good! It would make a nice main-dish salad with all of these great additions. I served it with some grilled chicken, and we were perfectly satisfied... and stuffed.


The dressing is a simple one- a sherry vinaigrette with lemon and dijon. It works.

Feeling crazy? This recipe can be found HERE.

30 comments:

noble pig said...

Wow, that does look crazy good. I love it, it's down right beautiful.

Jenny said...

Wow, that salad does look crazy good. I like every ingredient in it. I need to go get more goat cheese so I can make this!

canarygirl said...

Ooooh! This looks amazing. I love those beans! The photo is gorgeous, the styling is beautiful. And with grilled chicken? YUM! (I'm such a dork...I keep thinking in my head: That salad so craaazy. See? A dork. lmao)

Emiline said...

CRAZY! This is such a beautiful presentation. It really looks like a feast.

Peter M said...

Ahhh those French...one little move and they cal it crazy. This is just a play on a Salad Nicoise...throw in some seafood and voila!

Pixie said...

I would so love to have this for lunch today...which reminds me I forgot to take the soup out of the freezer. Busy working on DB challenge!~

Elle said...

That looks so fresh and delicious! I think we'd all be crazy not to make it!

Grace said...

my current obsession: anything and everything involving the avocado. i've been eating embarrassing amounts of guacamole, and it's high time i branched out and tried something else. this will do nicely. :)

Josie said...

What a beautiful salad. Yesterday it was over 70 degrees here so I am crossing my fingers that "salad for dinner" will soon be a regular thing for me. It just sort of goes with warm weather, ya know? (and yes, I am totally ignoring the fact that it might snow here this weekend!)

CookiePie said...

MMMMMM - that salad looks delicious and soooo satisfying! It's not even 10:15 and already I want lunch!

Cakespy said...

Crazy as in CRAZY DELICIOUS! This one looks healthy but with enough substance to make a nice meal.

Ann said...

I love arranged salads, you wild thing, you!!

Camilla V. Saulsbury said...

Yum!!! I'll eat almost anything if it has goat cheese on it, but this salad looks especially yummy!

Your blog is so inspiring!

Indigo said...

I'm crazy about anything that involves avocado and goats' cheese! This looks great ^__^

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Looks very tasty (mmmm....goat cheese...) and rofl@the craziness!

LyB said...

I just love avocado, and everything else you put in that salad! I guess I'm crazy that way! ;) Looks delicious!

Melanie said...

What a fascinating salad! I love all the ingredients independently so I might as well toss them together in a salad. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

I wouldn't call it crazy, I'd just call it delicious! This has my mouth watering!

Deborah said...

I wouldn't call it crazy, just delicious!!

What a gorgeous salad!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Crazy salad! lol. Looks yummy.

Kevin said...

That salad looks good. I like using goat cheese in salads.

Leah said...

I am on a total composed salad kick this week -- yours does look very nicoise-ish! What a great fallback dish for a hot summer evening. Pretty, too.

Helene said...

This is my kind of meals. Light and it looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

WOW oh wow this looks amazing and I'd go crazy for this salad!!!

It looks sooooo delicious and fresh! :D

Rosie x

Katie said...

Wow, that IS crazy...and FABULOUS looking! YUM!

taste memory said...

Yes-since I am a crazy vegetable lover, your crazy salad looks amazing....so simple too.

Just want to sit down and eat it now!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

nothing crazy about this delicious salad...

Sophie said...

Sheesh, just discovered your site, but this looks amazing, I love all the colors...you know it has to be healthy if it looks that good!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Goat cheese is my all time favorite. This salad looks INCREDIBLE. I love avacado too....especially on a good BLT.

*note to self....make crazy salad and BLT.

Nicole said...

That looks absolutely beautiful AND soooo tasty too. I love things like this. Thanks for the post.