Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6

Appetizers

Celebration Salad


6 cups mixed greens
2 tbsp red onion, sliced thin
1 pear, diced small
2 logs Celebrity Rum & Raisin Goat Cheese
spiced walnuts

Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra virgin or oil
2 tbsp Kuehne Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp Denninger’s Dijon Mustard
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix vinaigrette ingredients together and set aside. Put all greens, onion and pear in a large bowl and mix well. Slice goat cheese into 1/4 inch slices and place on a plate in a single layer until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour vinaigrette over salad and toss well. Divide salad evenly on six salad plates. Top each salad with 2-3 goat cheese slices and several spiced walnuts.

Spiced Walnuts

1 cup walnuts
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp cinnamon
pinch ground sea salt to taste

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cayenne, cinnamon and salt. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, then add walnuts and stir to coat. Pour the nuts on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Bake at 300oF for 10 minutes.