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Goat Cheese Walnut Salad

 

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Recipe

Goat Cheese Walnut Salad

Exotic yet easy dishes seem to be my Aunt Tamara's specialty. I'm grateful to her for introducing me to this marvelous salad. Goat cheese is so soft and creamy and has a distinctive flavor that is special in salads, sandwiches and even pizza.

Times

  • Prep Time : 12 min min
  • Ready Time : 12 min

Servings

6 - 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (5- ounce) packages mixed field greens
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries or Craisins
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) log soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups walnuts
  • For dressing:
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh tyhme, finely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  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.

Tips

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 degrees F.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER

About Jamie Geller

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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 JoyofKosher.com 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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