Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese, Cranberries, and Walnuts

Yields: 8 servings


  • 16 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup toasted walnut halves
  • Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette (below)
  • 1 (11-ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled

Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine greens, cranberries, and walnuts in a large bowl.
  2. Vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients, stirring well with a whisk (or shake in a jar).
  3. Just before serving, toss with 2/3 cup Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette, and top with goat cheese.
  4. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Note: For a different serving option, slice goat cheese into 16 slices. Roll slices in chopped, toasted walnuts (omit walnut halves in salad). Serve slices over greens; drizzle with Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette.