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Baked Goat Cheese Salad

goat cheese, spinach and smoky bacon
4.6 stars
(66 reviews)
This salad takes me back to the cold evenings in North Beach, sixteen or seventeen years ago. Warm goat cheese coated in chopped and toasted pine nuts atop baby spinach, frisée, sliced shallots and crispy apple wood-smoked bacon tossed with a savory apple cider vinaigrette. Remember, you can always make sure your goat cheese cake is ready by touching the center of the cake and feeling if it is just soft. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • Spinach
  • Goat's Cheese (Semi-soft)
  • Frisee
  • Bacon
  • Pine nuts
  • Canola Oil
  • Cider vinegar
  • Shallots
  • Black pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Kosher Salt
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 590
Total Fat 47g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 600mg
Total Carbs 22g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

5 Stars
So good, but I melted the cheese in the toaster oven. Need to watch that. I'll order again for sure!
4 Stars
The goat cheese, once heated slightly, got a little oily— some of the oil separated and made the salad too oily, but otherwise was fantastic. Good size portion too, for a side salad.
5 Stars
Wonderful. And a nice dressing for it.
5 Stars
so delicious. Really good sized portion of cheese and a decent mix of greens as well. I ate it for dinner and was completely satisfied. Bacon was a bit fatty and rubbery but still--it's bacon. You can't go THAT wrong.
4 Stars
Very good. Nice size portion, cheese heated well in microwave, nice goat cheese. Decent dressing. Not so sure about the seed nut things coating the cheese, but OK.
5 Stars
Please bring this back A.S.A.P.!!! Loved everything about it. I'm ordering two next time.
5 Stars
This was a delicious salad. The goat cheese had great texture and the salad dressing is light but flavorful.
5 Stars
Unbelievable delicious!!!!! so, so good. I am going to order this each and every time I see it offered. More please! please offer this again and more!
5 Stars
Always sensational.
5 Stars
One of my favorite salads from Munchery. Perfect size as an app. Greens were crisp and fresh; and goat cheese is best when heated in oven as opposed to in a microwave. I would definitely order this again.
5 Stars
We will be ordering this again; very tasty! We only wish it had more spinach!
4 Stars
I finally ordered this - it was fantastic! Not sure if the coating on the cheese is supposed to get crispy in oven but mine did not. (Maybe because I had it the next day). Still great! Slightly sweet dressing complimented tangy goat cheese well!
4 Stars
This item was interesting. I really liked the goat cheese. The dressing was ont bad either.
5 Stars
Portion of cheese, a bit small, otherwise excellent, just as described. Bacon undercooked, and minicule pieces, but other than that, very good.
4 Stars
Very good salad. The bacon is a great addition. (Of course, when isn't bacon a great addition....) Unfortunately, the container for the dressing must have had a hole in it, b/c all the dressing was spilled out on the tray.
5 Stars
This is such a great salad with really fresh spinach. Heat the goat cheese for just a minute in a regular oven and the bacon bits can be heated as well, although they are great at room temperature also as they are sent crisply cooked.
5 Stars
I would give this salad six stars if I could. Fabulous. Dressing is also great. Serving size: one large side salad. Note to vegetarians: the bacon comes separately packaged, so you can enjoy this excellent salad, too.
5 Stars
This was very good this time. Salad greens were fresh. Dressing delicious. didn't over heat goat cheese this time. Recommend if in microwave heat less time than instructed. I will definitely order this again and wish there was some tonight.
5 Stars
This salad was really really good. I've placed about 8 orders and so far its the best meal I've had from Munchery. The dressing was tasty and the amount of cheese was plentiful. I will order this again.
5 Stars
My favorite Munchery item! I heated the goat cheese in the oven for just about 1-1.5 minutes and it was perfect.
4 Stars
Very, very good. I would prefer a slightly less sweet dressing, but overall this was fantastic.
5 Stars
A success in every way: all the flavors worked together. Crisp and mild spinach and frisee, fresh pine nuts, creamy goat cheese with the dressing and bacon bringing it all together. I recommend taking the extra time to bake the goat cheese.
5 Stars
Loved it all. A friend recomended it and I did love it. Ordered several times this week. Wish it was on the menue more often. The goat cheese is wonderful... love the whole salad
5 Stars
This is our second time ordering this salad and it was once again - amazing! We found the portions and ingredients so generous too, for the price. We love this salad.
4 Stars
Although it was delicious (I added a ripe fig), the directions said to microwave the cheese for 25 seconds. It should specify "low" temperature! On high, I discovered, it melts completely. I scooped it up and mixed it in, and it still tasted great.
5 Stars
Please serve this again - I could eat this every day. So simple, so good. I started eating it before a meeting, and instead of finishing it after the meeting was over I made everyone watch me eat it because I couldn't stop. SOOO GOOD.
5 Stars
Everything tasted good. Agree with another reviewer who added more greens to it; makes it more "salad-y". Not a complaint though, just my .02, because the photo did not mislead.
5 Stars
Probably the 3rd time I've ordered this. It never disappoints. Love the bacon and the dressing.
4 Stars
Man, was this a heavy salad - tasted really good, don't get me wrong, but I probably wouldn't order again, as it was too "rib-sticking" for a salad of this kind.
5 Stars
The goat cheese portion was just as pictured - a fat disc of it came with the salad. The dressing was a sweet contrast and I liked that it came on the side so the salad wouldn't get soggy and so you could control the amount used. Overall, delicious!
1 Stars
I usually loooove this dish and haven given it 5 stars in the past, but the one I got today seemed at least 2 days too old--I had to pick out and throw away quite a few wilted, blackening leaves. I supplemented it with my own greens instead.
5 Stars
Wasn't sure at first, but the flavors really came together. Def plan to order over and over again.
5 Stars
We've ordered this multiple times, always spot on.
4 Stars
Ample enough to be the centerpiece of a light dinner.
5 Stars
The best salad Munchery has to offer. I could probably eat it every day.
5 Stars
The salad was fresh and delicious, with creamy goat cheese and smoky chunks of meaty bacon. Dressing was sweet and tangy. Loved the mix of warm and cool ingredients. Greens were crisp and tender. Would order again for sure!
5 Stars
This might be my favorite thing from Munchery; I order it almost every time I see it. Vegetarians, be aware that the bacon is in a separate little container, so you can easily enjoy this too!
2 Stars
The dressing and toppings were good however it came with hardly any spinach. Literally like 5 pieces. Good thing I had my own in the fridge to add. Please add more to this dish.
5 Stars
Really enjoyable... yummy
5 Stars
Delicious. Would definitely order again. The flavors were incredible.
5 Stars
My favorite salad on munchery
5 Stars
This salad was to die for. It's definitely on my list of things to order again!
5 Stars
Winner. I'm not a huge goat cheese fan, yet this had a mild tone. Very flavorful dressing, delicious bacon, crunchy nuts and onions. If this dish looks appealing to you, follow your gut and get it.
5 Stars
Amazing salad! Just be careful when re-heating the goat cheese. Cut the recommended time in half.
5 Stars
Absolutely delicious! at first, it was a weird taste, once I adapt to the flavor I really really liked it.
5 Stars
Yummy... the best thing about tonight's dinner...lots of goat cheese...nice dressing and very fresh!!!!!! Would definitely order again
5 Stars
Yum! Nice salad with great flavor. Customer review tips to watch overheating the goat cheese was helpful. Mine was perfect. I will order again.
4 Stars
Very good salad. Interesting flavors.
5 Stars
The dressing was tangy and cheese was great. I'm a veg. so I didn't put the bacon on, but I'm sure that would have made it even better. 45 secs was too long to microwave cheese. Next time I will add more arugula to make it a bigger salad.
5 Stars
Very nice. I heated the cheese on the stove to preserve the crunch.
2 Stars
This one had great potential and earns a gold star in customer service from Munchery. In heating up the goat cheese it became a melted mess. The rest of the salad was great. Munchery kindly refunded the cost of the salad. Next time.
5 Stars
Such a "simple" salad with such amazing flavors.Recommendation, watch the goat cheese carefully if you re-heat in microwave. I typically have to microwave the entire recommended time and I ended up with goat cheese fondue. My fault for not watching.