Cranberry-Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey Roasted Walnuts

This is a beautiful and tasty salad that can be put together in a pinch.  Enjoy!
For salad:
-1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
-2 Tbs sugar
-2 Tbs water
-2 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn in bite sized pieces
-1 (15 oz) can  mandarin oranges, drained
-1 cup honey roasted walnuts
-1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
For dressing:
-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
-5 cloves garlic
-4 Tbs honey
-zest of 1 orange
-juice from 1 orange
Combine cranberries, sugar and water in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes or until berries start to burst,  Remove from heat and let cool.
Combine all dressing ingredients in blender and process until well incorporated.
Assemble the salad by placing the torn lettuce, cooled cranberries and oranges in big bowl.  Give it a toss.  Add walnuts and cheese.  Stir gently.  Coat with dressing.  Enjoy!