Recipe: Cranberries, Walnuts and Crumbled Cheese Over Greens

Refreshing and hearty, just in time for fall
recipe cranberry walnut cheese over greens

Salads don’t have to be boring! The addition of small amounts of cheese, nuts and berries here give this salad tons of flavor and help to keep your hunger at bay.

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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)


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3 cups packed mixed mesclun or spring greens
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnut halves, raw or pan-roasted
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled farmer cheese


  1. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic and soy sauce; mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  2. Toss greens with dressing, cranberries and walnuts. Arrange on serving plates; top with cheese.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 304
Total fat: 19.7 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Healthy fat: 15.6 g
Fiber: 4.7 g
Carbohydrate: 19.6 g
Sugar: 11.9 g
Protein: 10 g
Sodium: 183 mg
Calcium: 146 mg
Magnesium: 57 mg
Selenium: 3 mcg
Potassium: 391 mg

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— Recipe used with permission from You On a Diet: the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet C. Oz, MD.

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