Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Dried Cherries, and Herbed Baked Goat Cheese

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2003

Tired of shelling out big bucks for sad salads? We discovered an unorthodox technique to make this bistro classic better.

SERVES 6

TIME 1 hour, plus 30 minutes freezing

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For the best warm goat cheese salad recipe, we found that Melba toast crumbs gave our cheese an exceptionally crisp crust. Freezing the breaded goat cheese rounds for 30 minutes before baking them in a hot oven ensured a crunchy coating and...

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