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Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese

and a Ginger Yogurt Dressing

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles ~ SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

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.

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles & Ginger Yogurt Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles & Ginger Yogurt Dressing


  • Mixed greens
  • Dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • Pecans, roughly chopped and toasted (or walnuts, whatever you prefer)
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Fresh basil or mint leaves (optional)
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
  • a bit of milk, to thin


  1. 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.
  2. Fill your bowl most of the way with mixed greens.
  3. Sprinkle the greens with cranberries, pecans & goat cheese crumbles. Add a few basil or mint leaves if you like.
  4. 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.


Cranberry Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Crumbles ~ SumptuousSpoonfuls.com

This recipe was shared at Terrific Tuesdays, Wonderful Food WednesdayCast Party WednesdayWednesday ExtravaganzaFull Plate Thursday, Tastetastic ThursdayFantastic ThursdayFrugal Foods ThursdayTasty ThursdayThursday’s TreasuresFoodie Friday RecipesFarm Girl FridayFoodie Friends FridayFabulous FridayFoodie FridayRecipe Box LinkupKM’s Thanksgiving Bloghop, Healthy Holidays Potluck Party and All my Bloggy Friends.

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9 Responses

  1. This looks yummy. I order a chicken walnut salad at Wendy’s that looks kinda like this. I think I will try your recipe.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

  2. Ann

    It is delicious and so easy to make! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    November 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  3. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing over at Foodie Friends Friday!

    November 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

  4. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

    November 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

  5. Sounds so good pecans and ginger! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

    November 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  6. This is such a wonderful combo of flavors! I love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 1:55 am

  7. I love everything about this salad! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  8. Love that you used vanilla flavored yogurt in the dressing. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

    November 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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