French Salad w/Goat Cheese and Walnuts ~ Salade au Fromage de Chèvre et Noix

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When I say Grenoble, France, what comes to your mind? Skiing? Jean-Claude Killy and the 1968 Winter Olympics? Walnuts? Yes, you read that last part correctly, walnuts. When I visited Grenoble, I went for the nuts and the Chartreuse. Have I mentioned that I travel on my stomach? Grenoble is well-known in foodie circles for its 3 varieties of walnuts: Franquette, Mayette and Parisienne. They are so well known that they have an AOC. So, while you are enjoying your winter break in Grenoble this year, stock up. In the meantime, here’s to a healthy, happy, harmonious New Year. Et voilà! French Salad w/Goat Cheese and Walnuts ~ Salade au Fromage de Chèvre et Noix This French salad is made with mixed baby lettuces, fresh goat cheese and walnuts tossed with a walnut vinaigrette. Serves 4. INGREDIENTS: 6 ounces baby lettuces with herbs 1 Tablespoon toasted, chopped walnuts 1 (3-oz) log soft goat cheese For the vinaigrette: 3 Tablespoons Walnut oil 2 to 2-1/2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar salt and freshly ground pepper For garnish: More toasted chopped walnuts PREPARATION: 1. Make the vinaigrette: Pour vinegar into a small bowl, whisk in salt and pepper. Slowly add the walnut oil until emulsified. 2. Wash and dry the baby lettuces and herb mixture. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the walnuts. 3. Just before serving the salad, toss the greens with the vinaigrette. 4. You have two options with the goat cheese: Roll the goat cheese into 12 small balls, placing 3 on each plate, or Crumble the goat cheese onto the greens. Subscribe for free so you don’t miss story & don’t forget our searchable library of 7,000+ stories about France travel & Paris events, dining, lodging, shopping, French lifestyle news & more. Shop our Amazon.com Boutique for the very latest books, travelers essentials & everything else available at Amazon.com. New items added daily. BonjourParis has been published since 1995 thanks to your support. Search hint: start at the back pages for the most recent stock. Short-cut to our 100 TOP SELLING ITEMS (please wait for widget to load)
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