California Cherry and Walnut Salad Recipe -
California Cherry and Walnut Salad Recipe
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California Cherry and Walnut Salad

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"A simple light and sweet salad with goat cheese, dried cherries and walnuts. This dish reminds me of being on the beach."

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Original recipe makes 4 salads Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Toss the salad greens, raspberry vinaigrette, walnut pieces, and dried cherries together in a large bowl. Divide the salad into individual salad bowls or plates. Garnish each salad with two slices of goat cheese and a few strips of chicken breast.
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Jun 11, 2010

After buying almost this exact salad for $4 each at my local Target store's cafe, I decided to buy ingredients to make my own at home. I made my first today, and came across this while searching for a dinner recipe using that goat cheese I bought! My version of this salad uses a delicious poppyseed dressing (which I highly recommend as I don't care much for raspberries.) You will love it!

Oct 27, 2010

This salad is great as a full meal too. I use dried cranberries, instead of cherries and use the Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix but make it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The combination of tart, sweet, salty feta is great. It's one of the few salads where there is rarely a drop left in the bowl after dinner! I am not big on Raspberry Vinaigrette but think the Balsamic is terrific. I don't even add chicken and find is still quite filling because of the walnuts and cheese adding the protein.

Jul 10, 2009

This was okay. I did use fresh cherries because that's what I had. I feel like it needed something more. Maybe shallots chopped up into the pre-made dressing.

Jun 10, 2010

This is a delicious salad. I am a big fan of sweet/salty, leafy/fruit combo salads and this combination really works. I made a few minor adjustments, one being crumbled feta for the goat cheese I didn't have, and a citrus vinaigrette in place of the raspberry I also didn't have, otherwise I would absolutely have made this exactly as written. Salad heaven!

Jan 20, 2009

Fabulous! I used fresh cherries instead of dried and sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. Also used raspberry vinaigrette from this site.

Oct 27, 2010

I had a salad like this at a restaurant years ago and decided I could make it myself, a lot cheaper. I make it all the time - one of our family favorites! I also add thinly sliced tart apples and sometimes, even strawberries. Anything goes! Yummy

Jul 06, 2010

Followed directions to the T. This is a keeper in my book, and I my husband really enjoyed it too.

Mar 28, 2011

I too love the salad similar to this at Target. This one is great and just like it when you change the dressing to poppy seed. Yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 401 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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