I’m sure I’m not alone in that I’ve put recipes on the blog and sort of forgot about them, am I? I like to make new things and that quest will too often mean something that deserves being made again goes lacking. This is a great example. On this ‘Wayback Wednesday’ I have to share this Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Dressing that I haven’t made in too many years. A gift of some goat cheese brought it to mind recently and the purchase of an abundance of raspberries sealed the deal. This salad trifecta of goat cheese, sliced almonds and fresh raspberries are perfect together. So simple, so beautiful and so very good. I love the blend of tastes and textures with the soft cheese that is baked with a crispy coating of almonds and then drizzled with a sweet/tart raspberry dressing.
When I first transferred this salad from my original food website to this blog a couple of years ago; I did a search to see if I could find the original recipe. If not something gleaned from a recipe card (in the ‘olden’ days, people put recipes on index cards and stored them in boxes…it’s true!) then often the recipes I loved and posted were from either Gourmet or Bon Appetit magazines. I was delighted when my search discovered the exact recipe at Bon Appetit, one of their reader requested RSVP recipes from the August, 2001 issue. I guess I have been making this for awhile haven’t I? Even then it seems my tendency to have to change ‘something’ was at play; it was simple revision but I love the addition of fresh berries scattered on the salad with the goat cheese. Either way just a perfect salad and I love it alone but for a more robust dinner, it’s great served with grilled salmon or chicken.