Ingredients

How to make it

  • For goat cheese rounds:
  • Line baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Mix first 6 ingredients in shallow bowl. Dip cut sides of goat cheese rounds into spice mixture to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet. Chill until ready to serve. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • For vinaigrette:
  • Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season with coarse salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewhisk before using.
  • For salad:
  • Steam potatoes until just tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate; cool. Steam green beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. DO AHEAD Potatoes and green beans can be made 6 hours ahead. Wrap separately in paper towels. Place in resealable plastic bag; chill.
  • Combine greens and basil in large bowl. Add enough vinaigrette to coat lightly; toss. Arrange on large platter. Add potatoes and green beans to same large bowl; add remaining dressing and toss. Arrange potatoes and beans atop greens. Scatter tomatoes and olives over. Surround with goat cheese rounds.

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    " It was excellent "
    Tusharika ate it and said...
    This is one awesome recipe Darbar! Tried it and loved it!
    Hi-5!
    -Tusharika
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    This really looks great Dario - can't wait till next summer and the return of farmers markets. = )
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  • darbar 12 years ago
    Hey, Bulloney, This serves 4 as a main course. If you think that everyone out of 20 will be eating it, it might be good to quadruple the recipe, but if some people might not eat it, you could probably get by with just doubling it. Hope this helps. :)
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  • bulloney 12 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe. I am going to make it for a baby shower potluck. Approximately how many does this serve and any tips for making it for about 20 people?
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  • zena824 12 years ago
    Interesting salad... I found out I like goat cheese when I was in Germany... its great...
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  • krumkake 12 years ago
    I had a goat cheese and walnut salad similar to this when we were in MPLS - it was FABULOUS and this sounds very similar...will have to make this one - thanks darbar!
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  • darbar 12 years ago
    Thanks for the nice comments. To Sweetwords; it is supposed to be served cold.
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  • sweetwords 12 years ago
    Wow, you really come up with some interesting stuff! Great post. Oh, is the salad supposed to be served warm or at room temp?
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  • clbacon 12 years ago
    This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing it.
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  • pudgy47 12 years ago
    A must to make!!
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  • lollya 12 years ago
    this sounds so good!
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