Goat Cheese Brûlée, Petite Greens, and Pomegranate-Orange Vinaigrette
A complete light lunch—perfect for your next mid-summer party.
- Pomegranate-Orange Vinaigrette2 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1/2 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1 3/4 cups oil
- Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
- Goat Cheese Brûlée with Petite Greens1 lb goat cheese
- 4 slices brioche bread
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 lbs mixed baby greens
- 16 grapefruit segments
- 16 orange segments
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (garnish)
- Pomegranate-Orange VinaigretteCombine pomegranate juice and orange juice in a small saucepan and reduce over low-heat to 3/4 cup; set aside.
- Lightly sauté the chopped shallot until translucent and soft.
- Add the pomegranate-orange reduction to the shallot and let it simmer over low-heat for 5 minutes.
- Remove the reduction from the heat and allow it to cool down.
- Add the honey, mustard, and vinegar to the reduction. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with black pepper to taste.
- Goat Cheese Brûlée with Petite GreensWhisk the goat cheese in an electric mixer until soft.
- Cut the brioche slices diagonally and toast lightly. Spread softened goat cheese on toasted brioche triangles, and sprinkle with sugar.
- Using a cooking torch, or the broiler, lightly caramelize the sugar to a golden brown.
- Toss the baby greens with 1/4 cup of the pomegranate-orange vinaigrette.
- Serve salad on plates with citrus segments and fresh pomegranate seeds as garnish. Place goat cheese brûlée onto the salad.
Calories from Fat 539 (62%)
(94%)Total Fat 61g
(75%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 38g
Total Carbohydrate 71g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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