Goats Cheese and Pancetta Salad

After carrying out a national survey Uniform Dating discovered that the number 1 dishes favoured by uniformed professionals are;

  • Nurses – Salad
  • Police Officer – Fish and Chips
  • Armed Forces – An Indian Curry
  • Doctor – Fish and Chips
  • Fire Fighter – An Indian Curry

I have to say that’s progress because when my best friend and I were student nurses we lived on pasta and tinned tomatoes! With this is mind I thought this Warm Goats Cheese and Pancetta salad with an accompaniment of fresh Walnut Soda Bread would make a great low budget speedy supper for busy professionals and families.

Goats Cheese and Pancetta Salad with Walnut Soda Bread

Warm Goats Cheese & Pancetta Salad with Walnut Soda Bread

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Serves: 40 mins

  • 200g plain white flour
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp salt
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 200g goats cheese
  • 100g Pancetta
  • 200g peashoots/watercress/green salad
  • Jar of grilled/roasted peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2tbsp flour
  • Olive oil
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp green pesto
  • 3tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC
  2. Make the bread:
  3. In a bowl mix the white and wholemeal flours together with the bicarbonate of soda and salt
  4. Make a well in the mixture and add the buttermilk
  5. Mix well and then add the walnuts
  6. Shape the dough into a round loaf and slash deep crosses into the dough. Sprinkle with flour
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Prepare the dressing:
  9. In a jug mix the olive oil, cider vinegar, pesto and Dijon mustard well
  10. Cut the goats cheese into eight rounds
  11. Coat the cheese lightly in flour
  12. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan
  13. Gently brown the goats cheese for a couple of minutes and then remove from the pan, keep warm
  14. Add the pancetta to the pan and fry for a few minutes
  15. In the meantime divide the salad and peppers between the plates
  16. Add the goats cheese to the salad, then sprinkle the pancetta over
  17. Drizzle the dressing over and serve with a wedge of walnut soda bread.


UniformDating.com have joined forces with Michelin star chef Michael Caines to create a new app, Uniform Foodies. The app will feature recipes created by Michael Caines with uniformed professionals in mind. Check them out on Twitter. Uniform Foodies App PicSo, with nurses in mind I have created this Warm Goats Cheese and Pancetta Salad recipe that is tasty, nutritious and speedy to make after a long shift.

Disclosure: I was sent a voucher to cover the costs of the food for the recipe development


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2 thoughts on “Warm Goats Cheese & Pancetta Salad with Walnut Soda Bread

  1. I cook something very similar but I put a little honey on the goats cheese just before I finish grilling it – yummy!

    Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
    1. Mmmm, that sounds lovely.

      Posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm