Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese
and a Ginger Yogurt Dressing
Sweet dried cranberries with creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans over a bed of mixed greens drizzled with a sweet creamy ginger yogurt dressing.
Robin at Knead to Cook is having a virtual Thanksgiving party on facebook today. There have been loads of Thanksgiving parties this month, but this one suddenly struck me for some reason. I was looking at my lineup of recent recipes and I realized I haven’t done much to get ready for Thanksgiving this year. I guess I’ve had other things on my mind …
Anyway, the one thing we always HAVE to have on our table is a beautiful salad. And just thinking about that made me hungry for a really good salad. The kind of salad you would be proud to put on your Thanksgiving table. This is it.
And here’s the big bonus: it only takes a few minutes to put together.
- Mixed greens
- Dried cranberries (Craisins)
- Pecans, roughly chopped and toasted (or walnuts, whatever you prefer)
- Goat cheese crumbles
- Fresh basil or mint leaves (optional)
- 1/3 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
- 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
- a bit of milk, to thin
- In a small bowl, mix the vanilla yogurt with the grated ginger root. Add milk as needed to thin out the yogurt to the right consistency to drizzle properly.
- Fill your bowl most of the way with mixed greens.
- Sprinkle the greens with cranberries, pecans & goat cheese crumbles. Add a few basil or mint leaves if you like.
- Drizzle with dressing and serve.
I'm not giving amounts for the salad ingredients because you can make this salad as big or small as you need.
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