Salad with goat cheese balls

March 9, 2011  •  Category:


This is my favorite bistrot fare, with a Middle-Eastern twist, of course.

I used  the last bit of dukkah I had made to coat the goat cheese balls before frying them and eating them warm and oozing.

A standard breading technique applies here, except the final coat after the eggs is  your homemade (or store-bought) dukkah.

The dukkah gives the coating an unbelievable crunch.

Or,  forget the salad and just serve this as an open-faced  sandwich with a few sliced tomatoes.

For the dukkah recipe, click here.

For a homemade goat cheese recipe, click here.

Cut slices of goat cheese, dip in flour, dip in a beaten egg, dip in dukkah; fry in hot olive oil on both sides till golden, about 2 minutes total. Dry on paper towels and serve with a salad, piping hot.


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  1. weirdcombos says:

    I could forget the salad pretty easily here. These crunchy goat cheese balls look luscious!

  2. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    I love warm goat cheese on cool greens. And with all of these flavors it sounds fantastic!

  3. domi says:

    Simple et délicieusement gourmand….

  4. arthur says:

    This is an exciting salad, unique and delightful! These crunchy goat cheese balls do deserve to be on a bed of nice greens. What a perfect salad combination!

  5. Diane says:

    I love fried cheese, there is no doubt in my mind that these would get flattened faster than I could cook them 🙂 Diane

  6. Rosa says:

    Divine! Goat’s cheese tastes so good.



  7. Priya says:

    Those cheese balls looks super tempting, fantastic salad..

  8. kouky says:

    je prends tout, le fromage, le dukkah et ces délicieuses bouchées gourmandes! merci pour ces superbes découvertes! bonne journée!

  9. turkey's for life says:

    Mmmmm, we’re just starting to feel the effects of spring here and that dish just looks like Spring to me. I love goat’s cheese in breadcrumbs but have never tried it with dukkah before.

  10. chesapeake says:

    superbe comme idée ces petites croquettes!

  11. Heavenly Housewife says:

    That sounds just delicious. I saw Ina Garden make something very similar on TV and had it bookmarked to make for myself. I know I would love this dish.
    *kisses* HH

  12. Marina says:

    du chèvre croustillant…Mummm, ça me tente bien…..

  13. Mely says:

    The warm got cheese ball is my favorite part of this type of salad. But I had never tried to make it at home. Maybe is about time I do.


  14. Barbara says:

    Adore a salad with warm goat cheese nuggets, Joumana. But what fun to coat them with dukkah!

  15. gloria says:

    I love these cheese balls! gloria

  16. T.W. Barritt says:

    I will have to give this a try. I love goat cheese, and always enjoy goat cheese balls when I have them in a restaurant, but I think I have this hidden fear of melting the cheese into a mess. You’ve inspired me to master this.

  17. Louise says:

    Oh my, this looks and sounds amazing. I really love goats cheese, and particularly warm goats cheese salad, and l love dukkah too. I have quite a bit in the cupboard actually. I might make this for dinner on Sat night.

  18. Claudia says:

    I will need to try this with dukkah. I usually just rolly them in panko and call it a day. Yours is much more enchanting.

  19. Susan says:

    A delightful idea for a salad! I love the coating on the cheese balls.

  20. Sherlly says:

    Yummy! This looks super delish, I will be making this salad for the next dinner party.

  21. Krista says:

    Oh! I’m so excited about this, Joumana. 🙂 I have a log of goat cheese waiting to be used and this sounds heavenly. 🙂

  22. Maria says:

    I was typing too fast the first time … I am a sucker for goat cheese! Love its mild, creamy flavor. A great salad … thanks for sharing!

  23. Camille says:

    What a great twist on one of my favorite French salads!

  24. Cristina says:

    Last Tueday, I took my dog to the vet, and when I came out, I noticed a small Lebanese shop that I had never seen before for some reason..The guy was so kind, I stayed there a long time talking, and he taught me many things..We talked about dukkah..Now I will go back to buy everything for this recipe..Thanks!

  25. Victor says:

    Ca l’air tellement delicieuse! Je voudrais bien une bouchee! Fantastique.

  26. Peter says:

    There you go again…making me hungry! Food is also about textures and there’s lots going on here: crunch, soft cheese, creamy.

  27. Conor @ HoldtheBeef says:

    How have I not thought of this before? Again, your genius floors me. LIterally. I am now on the floor, having swooned at the oozy cheesy goodness. I hope someone comes along soon to help me up.

  28. Oui, Chef says:

    I agree that this salad is the ultimate bistro food, I just love it. And what a brilliant idea to crust the cheese with dukkah….breadcrumbs can be so boring. I bet zatar would be a lovely coating too. – S

  29. A Canadian Foodie says:

    BRILLIANT!!! I am going to do this with my homemade yogurt cheese balls. There are always some buried in EVOO in the fridge!

  30. Julie says:

    Elles ont l’air terriblement gourmandes ces petites boulettes au fromage, j’adore dans une salade.

  31. Louise says:

    I did indeed make this for dinner last night- with a slight Aussie twist. I’ll try and get the post up soon.

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