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Grapefruit and Mixed Green Salad recipe. Grapefruit and Mixed Green Salad with pistachio crusted goat cheese rounds. A recipe for Grapefruit and Mixed Green Salad with pistachio crusted goat cheese rounds. These past couple of weekends I have been going on some pretty cool hikes. Normally on the weekends, I wake up and watch TV and go on pinterest and eat good (bad for you) food. Yes, I am one of those lazy people that turn 50 and wonders where her 20 year old body is hiding under layers of fat. Things needed to change. I feel like in the past 2 years my metabolism has changed for the worse, my forehead wrinkles are more prominent, I have dark circles under my eyes, and my once clear face now has pimples (adult acne (can suck it) maybe?). It’s frustrating. I am totally getting old. I have a birthday in a couple months, I don’t even know if I am turning 28, or 29, or 30. I would have to do math to figure it out. After 25 it’s all a blur. So I have been going to the gym, and going on hikes. Basically doing things that make my bottom hurt. I feel like when your butt hurts, you know your workout was a good one. Aside from hiking, eating better is another thing I’ve been doing. It sucks. Salads suck. I’m sorry, but they just do. For me to eat a salad, there has to be something to make it worth it. In this Grapefruit & Mixed Green Salad, it’s the pistachio crusted goat cheese rounds. To be honest, I would probably not eat this salad if there were no goat cheese. To all the people who would eat this salad with no goat cheese, I wish I could be you.

♥ Teri

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Grapefruit and Mixed Greens Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Rounds
Serves 4

pistachio crusted goat cheese rounds:
4 ounces goat cheese, sliced into 1 ounce portions and partially frozen
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup crushed pistachios
vegetable oil for frying
8 cups mixed greens, loosely packed
2 grapefruits, cut into supremes
1/3 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
2 ounces jicama, julienne
1 recipe, champagne vinaigrette

1. Preheat oil to 375°F.
2. For goat cheese rounds: Dredge partially frozen discs into the flour and shake off excess. Next, dip discs into lightly beaten egg and finish in crushed pistachios until fully coated. Freeze rounds until fully frozen, about 30 minutes. Fry each round for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain onto paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and set aside until ready to use.
3. For salad: Place mixed greens, grapefruit, nuts, and jicama into a large mixing bowl and toss together with vinaigrette. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Divide the salad among four plates and top each with a pistachio crusted goat cheese round. Serve.

  1. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    I hear ya! I think my metabolism has gotten super lazy. What gives?! I totally want this salad though! Pistachio covered goat cheese?! Hell to the yes.

  2. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m the same way about salad – it’s gotta have cheese and/or some kind of creamy, delicious dressing. Fried cheese sounds even better! I would very happily eat this..

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    This is fab to the ulous. (that was weird to write.)

  4. Natasha Not Specified Not Specified

    Ugh, I’m right there with you! I hit 25, and it seems like my metabolism disappeared and my body started to look different. I am working on getting back on that exercise thing. And, I have been eating so many salads. This will be a good one to add to the mix, especially since I have such a crazy obsession with grapefruit and goat cheese.

  5. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Look at those amazing leeetle goat cheese rounds, perfection!

  6. Foodess Not Specified Not Specified

    Salad without the goat cheese… Pfft! Only if it’s preceding something deep-fried or bacon-wrapped :) Looks delish.

  7. The Life of Clare Not Specified Not Specified

    What a delicious salad! I’m always looking for new combinations! I also love some time on the couch with tv and blogs to read!

  8. Heidi @ foodiecrush Not Specified Not Specified

    Just wait, before you know it our 30s will feel like your college years and you’ll still be craving salads with cheese. But honestly, it only gets better and better.

  9. Ayumi Not Specified Not Specified

    Salads can be pretty boring sometimes but this one looks amazing!!! the mix of the grapefruit and the pistacchio crusted goat cheese must be fantastic! thanks for sharing :)

  10. Georgina Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful looking salad Teri; but I’m with you: I probably wouldn’t even think of making it (let along eating it) if not for the goat cheese crusted with delicious pistacios! Thanks for sharing … I too need to get back on track with eating better. And working out so my butt hurts!

  11. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    You had me at goat cheese! I too am headed for a blur of a birthday soon. After a year of thinking I was 27 when I am really 28, I understand how you feel. Does it even matter? I love this salad and I want it right now! The grapefruit makes me feel cheery even though it is dreary here in Chicago.

  12. emily@totesdelishy Not Specified Not Specified

    I also wish I had the will-power to look at salad as a meal and not as a punishment. : )

  13. Richard Not Specified Not Specified

    I have walnuts. Would this work? This salad sounds delicious.

  14. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    You are too funny! The recipe sounds like a keeper.

  15. Linda I Not Specified Not Specified

    Until I scrolled down and saw “goat cheese” in the title, I was already thinking “boring”. Should have known better. Great recipe that will be on our table tomorrow night. I hit 49 a few weeks ago and let me tell you, you young ‘uns have no idea how much tougher it gets after 35. But with that age comes great wisdom and much less interest in what anyone else thinks or says about you. Life is short so get out there and do something to make your butt hurt (that sounds so wrong) and eat cheese. Thanks for another winner.

  16. Melissa Vanni Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy smokes, YUM!!! P.S. Your site is my fav! :)

  17. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up Not Specified Not Specified

    This salad makes me want to eat salad. Those goat cheese rounds soung AMAZING.

  18. Kevin (Closet Cooking) Not Specified Not Specified

    Those crusted goat cheese rounds look so good! Nice salad!

  19. Allie @ The Nutritional Epiphany Not Specified Not Specified

    Ummmm WOW this is so beautiful! I love the colors and the plate you decided to put it on is so cute!

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