Recipe: Cranberries, Walnuts, and Crumbled Cheese Over Greens

A perfect dish for a warm spring evening

Salads don’t have to be boring affairs! The addition of small amounts of cheese, nuts and berries give this salad oodles of flavor and will help to keep your hunger at bay. A perfect dish for a warm spring evening.

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Ingredients for dressing

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Ingredients for salad

  • 3 cups packed mixed mesclun or spring greens
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup walnut halves, raw or pan-roasted
  • ¼ 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.

Nutritional information per serving

Serves two

Calories 304

Total fat 19.7 g

Saturated fat 3 g

Healthy fats 15.6 g

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Fiber 4.7 g

Carbohydrates 19.6 g

Sugar 11.9 g

Protein 10 g

Sodium 183 mg

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Calcium 146 mg

Magnesium 57 mg

Selenium 3 mcg

Potassium 391 mg

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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