Christmas salad with goat's cheese

Christmas salad with goat's cheese

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 30 mins


Serves 2
Make a delicious and seasonal salad with this recipe, which you can customise to your liking

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat26g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.99g


  • 100g goat's cheese (round with a rind)
  • 1 ripe pear



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • handful pecans, roughly broken
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 80g bag mixed watercress and spinach



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • crusty bread, to serve
  • oil, for brushing

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat the grill to high and line the grill rack with foil. Halve the cheese to make two discs. Halve and core the pear, cut each half into slices and arrange in two piles on the foil. Lightly brush the pears with oil then top each pile with a cheese disc (cut side up) and grill for a few minutes until lightly golden and bubbling. Scatter with the nuts and grill for a minute or so more.

  2. Whisk the cranberry sauce with the oil and lemon juice and season. Arrange salad leaves on two plates. Put the pears and cheese on top. Spoon over the dressing, scatter over any stray nuts and eat right away with crusty bread while the cheese is still deliciously runny.

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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
29th Jun, 2020
This was gorgeous I had it in the middle of June and it was just as lovely. The flavours go together perfectly and it’s super easy to assemble.
24th Dec, 2012
this was a fantastic salad, i used a little more lemon juice than stated, as i found the sauce a little too sweet otherwise.
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