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Goat Cheese Walnut Salad

Goat Cheese Walnut Salad


Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: none
Chill Time: none
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 (5-ounce) packages mixed field greens
  • 1½ cups dried cranberries or Craisins
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) log soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1½ cups walnuts

For dressing:

  • 2½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

1. Mix greens, cranberries and onion in large salad bowl.
2. Sprinkle cheese and walnuts over salad mixture.
3. For dressing, mix vinegar, mustard and thyme in small bowl.
4. Gradually whisk in olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
5. Toss dressing with salad immediately before serving.


To bring out a nice roasted nutty flavor, place the walnuts in a shallow baking dish and roast them in the oven for 10 minutes at 350° F.

Reprinted with permission from Quick and Kosher: Recipes From The Bride Who Knew Nothing

Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine. . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.
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Ondina Moreira May 10, 2017

I think that there is a mistake in one ingredient, it is raisin instead of¨ craisins¨. or there is a veg with that name. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipe. It is really great. Reply

Sam Leon May 1, 2015

Nut allergy question I'm allergic to nuts. Can I omit them, or would it detract from the taste? Reply

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