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Cranberry Walnut kale salad with goat cheese dressing

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Hello nice weather and positive temperatures!  Everybody seems so merry and smiley lately and it might be thanks to Mother Nature.  It’s not summer yet but after so many -25C or -30C in Toronto, let me tell you that +2 is worth jumping all over!

Gorgeous blue sky, snow melting, does it put you in a spring/summer mood?  Of course it does!  I love it and now I can say Bye to soups and Hello colorful salads!

 Last year, I tried kale and I really fell for it!  Since it’s a chewy salad, I chop it off really small.  I use to pound it with the meat tenderizer but I skip that task and it’s just fine.  I add some nuts for crunchy-crunchy, some cranberries for some sweet taste.

Aaaaand… Wait for it (**drum roll**), I make that super simple, quick and easy goat cheese dressing.  Kale dressed in white and creamy love.  I mean, you have to try it to believe it! So simple and yet so crazy amazingly good!

True story: (Don’t tell El Cubano I told you) He likes his green salad dry, so without dressing.  Not his thing.   Well, as he wishes.  The other day, he said he was ready to try some kale (you know he’s not big on veggies and all… we talked about that). And TA-DA!  He loves this recipe with the dressing!  It’s that good.

Cranberries-Walnuts kale salad with goat cheese dressing

My little super-hero who is 4 loved it too!  He wanted some for his lunch but I didn’t have any left over without the nuts but good to know!  Isn’t he amazing eating kale and spinach?  That’s my boy!

On another note…

Lately, I have been having a hard time balancing life and blogging, as you can see.  It’s not always easy and blogging is a lot of work.  I needed to relax and not think about it for some time.  So little by little, I’ll be back.  Also, the sun is here more often.  I just don’t know how to take pictures without natural light.  I tried and I have horrible pictures….

Anyway, hope you are still reading and you’ll be back soon!

Kale salad, cranberry, nuts mixed salad

Cranberries kale salad with goat cheese dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, european, French, Mediterranean
Keyword: goat cheese, kale, salad, walnut
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mélanie


  • 2 cups -packed- of chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup of dry cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of goat cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • – Rince your kale. Dry. On a chopping board, chop the kale. Set aside in a bowl.
  • – Add the dry cranberries and walnuts.
  • – For the dressing, pour the olive oil in a ramekins, add the goat cheese and stir until smooth.
  • – Add salt and pepper to taste
  • – Pour on your salad and toss.


Keeps well in the fridge for 2 days, even after adding the dressing.

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  • Reply
    March 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    There is kale sitting in my fridge, right now… in fact I think I have everything listed in my house right now! Hello lunch! Thanks for the recipe! I know those short canadian days can be the bain of every food bloggers existance.

    • Reply
      March 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Did you try it? You’ll love it, the combination of texture is amazing!

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    Tom ~ Raise Your Garden
    March 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Up to about a year ago, I was all weird about goat cheese. Now I devour it. This looks great!

    • Reply
      March 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

      Thanks and you’ll love this salad with the goat cheese dressing Tom!

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