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Mixed Greens with Pears, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese

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.

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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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9:57AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thank you

12:20AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thanks for this recipe.

7:35PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

thanks for sharing this recipe. many possible variations!

11:28AM PDT on May 1, 2011

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

5:34PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

Thanks for the info.

4:13PM PST on Dec 20, 2010

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

3:08AM PDT on Jun 26, 2010

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

1:07AM PST on Jan 29, 2010

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