mixed greens w/ apples, cherries and nuts

Hearty Salad (with goat cheese, berries and nuts)

mixed greens w/ apples, cherries and nutsThis is a yummy salad that I have made a few times since enjoying at a restaurant in Manhattan…I paid over $8 for it and at the time it seemed worth it– especially as a healthy alternative to pizza… But with my family’s budget and the economy the way that it is I was compelled to make my own version.  We’ve had it as a side with broiled fish and roasted potatoes or it is great meal on its own.  It is really easy to make, healthy and satisfying too.  I hope you enjoy it and please let me know what variations you try.

  • 1/4- 1/3 lb. mixed baby greens
  • 1 apple (I like Honey Crisp)
  • 1/3 c. dried cherries (or cranberries)
  • 1/3 c. slivered almonds (or walnuts)
  • 2-3 tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 oz of soft (or crumbled) goat cheese

In a large bowl add the goat cheese, berries, nuts, oil and vinegar and stir.  The vinegar, oil and cheese should mix together to create a creamy dressing.  Last, add the greens and toss.  So easy and so good!

xo Elo

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2 thoughts on “Hearty Salad (with goat cheese, berries and nuts)

  1. Thanks, Elo! This looks really yummy! I work with Chavrie (the pyramid shaped goat cheese) and I really like to see that you mentioned two things in this post:

    1. Is that its healthy! Goat Cheese contains 30% less fat than cow’s milk cheeses, lower in cholesterol, is 100% all natural, gluten-free and really yummy!

    2. Affordability. Most grocer now carry an affordable goat cheese which really can jazz up any everyday meal. It creates a gourmet layered flavor to any dish!

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