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5-Minute Goat Cheese Salad with Lettuce and Cherries

5 from 3 votes
Oshrit Abergil – @oshritabergil
Savory goat cheese salad with crisp lettuce and super sweet cherries—perfection!
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 head of lettuce, stem removed and leaves separated
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • ½ purple onion, thinly sliced
  • A handful of colorful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A handful of hazelnuts, chopped
  • A handful of cherries or cranberries
  • 6-8 slices of goat cheese, or crumbled feta


  • 5 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Separate the lettuce leaves, wash them, and place them in a wide bowl or plate. Arrange the cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, and purple onion on top of the lettuce.
  • Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts and cherries/cranberries over the salad and add the goat cheese on top. In a separate container, mix together the mint leaves, honey, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and extra virgin olive oil to make the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.


goat cheese salad recipe
Credit: Oshrit Abergil

What type of goat cheese is best for this salad?

Soft and creamy goat cheese works best for salads. Chevre, which is a French goat cheese, is a popular choice due to its mild flavor and smooth texture. Crumbled or sliced goat cheese can be used to top the salad.

How do I store leftover goat cheese salad?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and keep the dressing separate from the salad to prevent the greens from getting soggy. Consume the leftovers within 1-2 days for the freshest taste.

goat cheese salad recipe
Credit: Oshrit Abergil

Can I prepare the salad in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the ingredients for the goat cheese salad in advance, but it is recommended to assemble the salad just before serving to keep the greens fresh and crisp. You can also pre-make the dressing and store it separately until you’re ready to use it.

goat cheese salad recipe
Credit: Oshrit Abergil

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