Blueberry Cranberry Walnut Aged Goat Cheese Salad

Blueberry-Aged-Goat-Cheese-Walnut-Salad-2Jeanette Chen from Jeanette’s Healthy Living blog just loves this time of year when all the farms are bringing the blueberries to market and so do we! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy these rare fruits in nature that have a brilliant blue color and fun to eat. Jeanette especially loves the combination of fruits and nuts in green salads, and the tanginess of the aged goat cheese complimented the blueberries nicely. Enjoy!

Blueberry Cranberry Walnut Aged Goat Cheese Salad

Yield: 6


6 cups romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces

1 1/2 cups blueberries

6 tablespoons dried cranberries

6 tablespoons walnuts, toasted

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

6 ounces aged goat cheese, crumbled

fresh lemon juice

flax seed oil


fresh ground pepper


In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, blueberries cranberries, walnuts, onion and aged goat cheese. Just before serving, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and drizzle on some flax seed oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lisa’s Greek Salad

IMG_2193Lisa Corrado, a long-time resident of New Canaan, is the owner of Lisa Corrado Nutrition and author of a Moment in a Busy Life blog. Lisa never gave this salad too much thought until a recent trip that included Greece reminded her how yummy the combination of chopped fresh vegetables and salty olives & feta can be. This is also a great picnic recipe.
Greek Salad
Serves 4
3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
½ English seedless cucumber, cut into chunks
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chunked
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
½ chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ pound good quality Greek feta cheese, cubed
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar (check label if you want gluten-free)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
Combine first 7 ingredients (tomatoes through feta cheese) in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Download the printable Greek Salad PDF