Farmers' Market Salad with Spiced Goat Cheese Rounds

Farmers' Market Salad with Spiced Goat Cheese Rounds
Photo by Con Poulos


  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • + 12 more ingredients
    • 1 shallot
    • ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • 12 ounces assorted small tomatoes (such as cherry, grape, and teardrop; preferably mix of red and yellow)
    • 16 1/3-inch-thick) rounds chilled soft fresh goat cheese (from one 11-ounce log)
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • ½ cup black olives (such as Niçoise)
    • 1 pound baby new potatoes (such as Dutch yellow baby potatoes)
    • 8 cups mixed salad greens
    • Coarse kosher salt
    • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1 pound green beans (or mix of green and yellow)

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 ...

View full recipe at Epicurious


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