Mixed Greens with Pears, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese

Nothing could be easier to throw together than this pretty salad. Crisp winter pears combined with the pleasant bite of goat cheese and the sweetness of dried cranberries make this dish a party for the palate.

This recipe won’t even take five minutes.

4 to 6 ounces baby greens (mesclun), or more as desired
2 firm pears (preferably Bosc), cored and diced
cup dried cranberries
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
Balsamic vinaigrette or raspberry vinaigrette dressing to taste

Combine the ingredients in a serving bowl, toss well, and serve.

Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas (Broadway Books, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Nava Atlas. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas (Broadway Books, 2001).

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Tim C.
Tim C.2 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for this recipe.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec4 years ago

thanks for sharing this recipe. many possible variations!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

Unfortunately, I'm allergic to goat cheese. It gives me a rash. :-(

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Interesting. Thanks. I don't know about the goat cheese though.

Rebecca S.
Rebecca Stover5 years ago

I would have to change out the goat cheese for something milder, like Gouda, but the rest sounds yummy and easy.

Adam R.
Past Member 5 years ago

We have made this recipe twice to good reviews. This versatile recipe is easy to make!
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