Baked Goat Cheese and Mixed Greens and Roasted Asparagus
I came up with this “bake” with the ingredients I had at home. It is cheesy and satisfying and pairs perfectly with a side of roasted asparagus.
1 tablespoon butter
1 small package goat cheese
1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices vegetarian bacon
1 bag mixed greens (I used a combination of chard, spinach and lettuce)
2 cups diced french bread
salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme
Cut the shallots thinly. Cook them in a dry pan over medium high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Add butter to pan and lower heat. Saute until soft and caramelized, another 6-8 minutes. In a small bowl, combine caramelized shallots with goat cheese, yogurt, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400. Place bread and asparagus on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes, until roasted and toasted.
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Chop bacon and garlic. Add to oil and cook until browned. Add greens and cook until wilted.
Combine grens, shallot mixture, and bread in a large bowl. Transfer to baking dish and cook in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Serve with roasted asparagus on the side.