Fricos, or baked Parmesan wafers, add interesting texture and flavor and contrast to this salad, which is adapted from a recipe by Donna Hay.
Sweet apple, tart goat cheese, salty and nutty fricos combined with peppery rocket (arugula) greens and a simple balsamic viniagrette make for a terrific starter for a simple meal.
The fricos can be made up to a day ahead, stored in an air-tight container so they are ready for quick assembly of the salad.
I think crumbled feta or blue cheese would work well in place of the goat cheese, and sliced pears or sweet grapes could be substituted for the apple for a variation on the same theme.
If you don't care for the peppery bite of arugula, baby spinach or spring greens would work as well.
This recieved solid thumbs up at my house ~ so I'll definitely make it again.
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