Recipe by Arci
"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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1 (10 ounce) bag
mixed salad greens
dried tart cherries
goat cheese, sliced
cooked chicken breast strips
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!
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.
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.
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!
Fabulous! I used fresh cherries instead of dried and sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. Also used raspberry vinaigrette from this site.
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
Followed directions to the T. This is a keeper in my book, and I my husband really enjoyed it too.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
California Cherry and Walnut Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 141
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