Salad with Sweet Soy Dressing and Goat Cheese



Serving size

2 cups salad with dressing and goat cheese
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers. The dressing keeps well for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Salad with Sweet Soy Dressing and Goat Cheese


1 Tbsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
1 Tbsp Peach preserves
1 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Orange juice
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 ounce Semisoft goat cheese
1 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
4 cup shredded Romaine lettuce
1 fruit Pink grapefruit (peeled, seeded, and sectioned)
2 Tbsp. slivered Almonds


Mix together the soy sauce, peach preserves, vinegar, orange juice and olive oil until well blended. Chill.

Shape the goat cheese into two rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Pat the sesame seeds onto each side. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes and then keep refrigerated until ready to use.

When ready to serve combine the lettuce with the dressing and add the grapefruit sections. Toss gently until the salad is well coated with dressing. Divide the salad between two plates.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Spray lightly with oil. When hot add the goat cheese and sear on one side for about a minute and turn over. Cook for one minute more.

Place the goat cheese on top of the salad. Sprinkle the almonds over the top and serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Recipes are all about balance and this is a great example. There’s sweet, salty, umami, tart and sour flavors in this. Soft goat cheese is coupled with crunchy almonds, crisp greens and succulent grapefruit sections. All seeming so complex but at the same time a simple delicious salad.

"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."

Douglas Adams, Author