Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mixed Greens with Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, and Goat Cheese

2 5ounce bags of mixed greens
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (about 7 ounces)
1 1/2 cups glazed pecans
10 ounces of goat cheese

Honey-Apple Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste

1: Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir well before using.

2: Place greens and cranberries in a large salad bowl.

3: When ready to serve, dress the greens with just enough dressing to coat.

4: Plate the salads and sprinkle with the nuts, then crumble about one ounce of goat cheese over top of each serving. Finish with a grind of black pepper.
Makes 10 servings
alternately goat cheese can be sliced into rounds (keep cold) and dipped into crushed Macadamia nuts, put on lightly oiled parchment paper and quickly broiled.

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