Raspberry Goat Cheese Salad

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A simple and flavorful salad, this raspberry goat cheese salad with walnuts includes fresh raspberries, creamy goat cheese, walnuts, arugula and a light vinegar dressing. An easy cheese salad that's the perfect light meal any time.

Make it more of a meal by serving this cheese salad recipe with an omelet or pork chops. See the delicious quick meal ideas below.

2 servings


5 Ingredients Needed:

fresh raspberries - 1 cup
(frozen raspberries can be used if fresh are unavailable –
just thaw and drain)

* goat cheese – 4 oz cut into slices or cubes

walnuts – 1/4 cup chopped

arugula – 4 cups (washed and patted dry)

champagne vinegar – as desired
(you can also use rice vinegar or red wine vinegar or raspberry vinegar)

*Reduce the Fat: Use low-fat or nonfat goat cheese.


1. Place the arugula in a mixing bowl and toss with vinegar, adjusting to suit your taste. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

2. Divide the arugula between two serving plates.

3. Now divide the goat cheese, raspberries and walnuts between the two serving plates and place on top of the arugula.


Quick Meals - Menu Planner:

Main Meal Ideas:

** Make a simple whole grain meal by serving this easy cheese salad with warm brown rice and scallions tossed with lemon juice and salt and pepper.

** Quick Salad and Egg Meal: Our goat cheese salad goes well with a vegetable omelet or scrambled eggs and toasted whole grain bread.

** Another option is to serve this raspberry goat cheese salad with walnuts along with baked stuffed pork chops. It's a rich and satisfying meal that's easy to prepare.

Light Meal Ideas (suitable for lunch or a light dinner):

** Make a simple light meal by serving this quick salad recipe with rye crackers.

** You could also serve this flavorful cheese salad with grilled mushrooms and baked tortilla chips.


Ingredient Exchanges:

* Instead of Walnuts: try Pecans or Cashews

* Instead of Arugula: try Spinach or Radicchio


Related Links:

Raspberry Information
Quick and Easy Fruit Salad Recipes
Apple and Cheddar Cheese Salad


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