Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jess's Favorite Salad

I wish I could take full credit for the idea behind this crispy little number. Alas, I'm unable to. After visiting a local pizza place and sampling their "house" salad, I was inspired to combine similar ingredients at home. With that, my favorite salad was created.

When I say favorite, I mean favorite.

As in favorite ever.

Ever, ever.

Jess's Favorite Salad
Serves 4
Points 5

1 bag washed mixed greens
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup pine nuts
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Place greens in a bowl. Add dried cranberries and pine nuts. Toss with dressing.

Transfer salad evenly onto plates. Top each with 1 oz crumbled goat cheese.

I've also found that a light berry balsamic works well, too. The added sweetness of a berry balsamic adds another layer to the flavors. If you feel adventurous, give it a try.


  1. I'm pretty sure that it could be my favorite salad too. Goat cheese, balsamic, cranberry and pine nutes? I'm so in.

  2. I really think I could eat this salad every day and not be bored. It's so so good. I just adore goat cheese.