Sunday, November 10, 2013

Brie and Crispy Bread Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Brie cheese is so heavenly and creamy and smooth and delicious.  If I happen to spot a recipe using Brie then it's pretty much guaranteed I'm going to feel compelled to make it.  Such is the case with this recipe for Donna Hay's Brie and Crispy Bread Salad with Cranberry Dressing

This recipe is for those of you, who like me, look for a way to make a sensible meal out of bread and cheese.  And by sensible I mean that I convinced myself this salad was healthy because it called for spinach and contained fruit.  Because really...all that brie cheese was just a little over a serving, right?  And that bread, well we have to have some carbs every once in awhile, right?  

However you rationalize it, this salad was delicious.  It hits a multitude of flavor and texture combinations and is very comforting and satisfying.  Plus, it is rather festive with the cranberry dressing.  Perfect for this time of year!

Brie & Crispy Bread Salad with Cranberry Dressing
Adapted from Donna Hay website
Serves 4

2 pieces flatbread*
olive oil, for brushing
250g brie, sliced
2 cups arugula or spinach leaves

Cranberry Dressing
¼ cup roughly chopped sweetened dried cranberries
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste

*Note: I couldn't find flatbread so I used good quality country bread and grilled it in a pan

Every Sunday @ Kahakai Kitchen

Theme: In Season


  1. I like your sensible meal thinking! ;-) This is a beautiful salad--perfect for the holidays too. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week!

  2. Oh my gosh, I've made that salad before. Loved it!. Totally healthy.

  3. I love brie! This is perfect for this time of year. Pinning this one!

  4. I like the way you think. Very very very much. I can never resist brie either and calling it a salad just to eat it nonstop? Totally a gamechanger.

  5. Oh, I am marking this one for the Thanksgiving holidays, it's perfect. Love the colors. Great choice for the theme...and wonderfully enticing photos.

  6. Hi Kim,
    This looks so fresh and inviting! I have never tried Brie cheese before! And the cranberry dressing sounds great, I know that I would love it! A wonderful seasonal choice!

  7. That's a beautiful salad and I love the sound of that dressing.... perfect for the season.

  8. Kim, I love your thinking on turning bread and cheese into a sensible meal :-) Your brie looks deliciously creamy and gooey, and I love that this salad could really serve as a template for changing it up with a variety of different cheeses, breads and fruits. A definite bookmark for me :-)

  9. I could eat this for lunch all week long. What a great combo of flavors! Will try it soon.

    Hope you are staying warm; just spoke with someone from Kentucky and they had snow, Yikes!

  10. Oh, Brie. I could have it at every meal. With healthy things like spinach and cranberries, of course. Nice dish! Simple, elegant, delicious.


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