Red Oak Leaf Lettuce with Balsamic Vinegar and Baked Chevre Goat Cheese

-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

-Coat a small baking pan with 1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil.

-Place ¾ cup bread crumbs in a flat bowl.

-Place 2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil into another small bowl.

-Cut 6 ounces very cold chevre goat cheese into 4 rounds.

-Dip each round into the oil and coat with the breadcrumbs.

-Transfer to the baking pan and proceed with the others.

-Bake until the rounds turn golden brown, about 8 minutes.

-Wash and dry a head of 1 head of red oak leaf lettuce.

For the dressing, whisk together the following:

1 TBS Balsamic vinegar

4 TBS walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil

Some salt and pepper.

-Drizzle the dressing over the greens and toss to coat.  

-Serve the salad on individual plates and top with a goat cheese round.