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Goat cheese salad with cranberries and cucumbers.

John's Goat Cheese Salad

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Salad


This Goat Cheese Salad is wholesome, sweet and simple to put together. Crisp green leaf lettuce is tossed in a simple red wine vinaigrette along with cranberry covered goat cheese, sliced shallots and crisp cucumbers.


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  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small european cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 cups crisp lettuce (green leaf is my choice here)
  • 1 cup arugula or micro greens (see notes)
  • 2 ounces cranberry coated goat cheese (see note for replacement)


  1. Add vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to a bowl and vigorously whisk until it comes together. Add the shallot into the dressing and let it macerate for five minutes.
  2. Add the cucumber on top of the shallots, then top it with the crisp lettuce and arugula, and finally crumble the goat cheese on top.
  3. Sprinkle a good pinch of salt and pepper on top of the lettuce.
  4. When ready to serve, toss the salad together.


If you can't find cranberry goat cheese, substitute regular goat cheese and add dried sweetened cranberries to the salad instead. I recommend soaking them in hot water for a few minutes before adding them so they get nice and soft.

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