You don’t always have to have a big meal for dinner. Sometimes with our busy life we like to just do a salad. This is one of my go to recipes. It’s not only quick and easy, but the fried goat cheese really fills you up.

I like to make my own fried goat cheese. I just spend a day prepping things such as this. I buy a couple logs of goat cheese then slice them, dip in egg wash and then roll in crushed Ritz cracker crumbs. I place them on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Once they are firm I put them all in a freezer safe bag and wham I have goat cheese ready to be cooked when I need it. You can air fry them, pan fry them or bake them. Kroger has them as well from the Pioneer Woman, but I prefer making them myself. You could even use the flavored goat cheeses to compliment your salads.

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Cashews and Goat Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing
(Created by Finding Inspiration in Food)

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4 oz baby spinach
1/2 cup cashews roasted
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 oz goat cheese
poppy seed dressing

In a salad bowl, combine baby spinach, cashews, and cranberries.

Pour the salad dressing over the salad, and mix. Do not add all of the salad dressing at once – add just enough to coat the salad to your taste. Top with crumbled goat cheese.

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