Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

This salad is great for a dinner party, or for Mother’s Day – it’s not just delicious it’s also pretty to look at. I would make extra dressing if I was making this for guests. You can make the cheese ahead and assemble when ready to serve.

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Ingredients:

For the Almond-Goat Cheese Balls:
  • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 3 tablespoons chopped craisins
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese log, cold
For the dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 -1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2- 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp honey
For the salad:
  • 5 oz (8 cups) mixed baby greens
  • 1- 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

Directions:

  1. Roll the cheese into 12 small balls with your hands, 1/3 oz each. In a small bowl combine the nuts and craisins. Roll the cheese in the nut mix and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  2. Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  3. Combine the salad ingredients in a big salad bowl and toss with dressing or you can divide the ingredients equally between four plates.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 2 cups salad, 3 balls

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 8
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 239
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Sodium: 126mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 7.5g