Warm Chévre and Apple Rings with Manitoba Hemp Seed Oil Vinaigrette
A truly amazing combination of flavors. The dressing is divine, the warm and tart goat cheese combined with the sweetness of apple ring is truly out of this world.
goat (chevre) cheese
soft unripened chÃ©vre
hemp seed oil
or heavy olive oil
freshly ground to taste
baby lettuce or mesculin mix
To make the vinaigrette.
Whisk together the oil, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl set aside.
Slice the apples cross-wise into 4 thick apple rings. Brown the apple rings in a skillet with the butter over medium high heat until soft and browned nicely.
Divide the goat cheese (Chévre) into 4 equal portion and shape into round discs about the same size as the apple rings.
Coat each disc of goat cheese with the fresh thyme and sprinkle with pepper.
Place the goat cheese disc on top of the apple rings. Broil for about 3 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.
Toss the lettuce with half of the vinaigrette and divide among 4 plates. Top the lettuce with the warm goat cheese and apple rings.
Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the top. Serve.
The flavor combination is amazing. The earthy and nutty flavour of hemp seed oil combines beautifully with the tartness of the goat cheese and apples.
If you can't find hemp seed oil you may substitue any other strongly flavoured oil such as a high quality olive oil.