Introducing our delicious spinach and walnut salad with a creamy blue cheese dressing! With a combination of just four incredible ingredients, this dish is bursting with sensational flavors. The freshness of the crunchy spinach leaves harmonizes perfectly with the rich and nutty walnuts, providing a delicious crunch in every bite. The whole thing is topped off with our heavenly homemade blue cheese dressing, which adds an irresistible zest to this already amazing salad. Quick, easy and absolutely filling – this salad is a taste explosion that you won’t be able to resist!
- 75g blue cheese
- 4 tbsp crème fraîche
- 100g baby leaf spinach
- 50g walnut pieces
- Mash the blue cheese, crème fraîche and a little spice in a bowl with 50 ml of water until you have a smooth, pourable mixture.
- Transfer the spinach to a serving plate.
- Scatter the walnut pieces on top.
- Drizzle with the blue cheese dressing.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- A mixing bowl
- A whisk
- A serving bowl
- A salad spinner
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
This spinach and walnut salad with blue cheese dressing contains the following allergens:
- Blue cheese
- crème fraîche
Please consider these allergens if you or anyone consuming the salad has allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers of this Spinach Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, it’s best to store them properly. Follow these storage tips:
- Remove any unused dressing from the salad and store it separately in an airtight container.
- Place the lettuce leaves and walnut pieces in a separate airtight container to keep them fresh.
- Store the salad and dressing in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
- Before serving the leftovers, toss the salad with the dressing again to make sure it is well coated.
Be sure to check the freshness and quality of the salad before consuming leftovers.
Health Benefits of Spinach Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
When it comes to healthy and delicious salads, the Spinach Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is sure to be a winner. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like baby leaf spinach, walnuts, and blue cheese, this salad not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers numerous health benefits.
1. Nutrient powerhouse: baby leaf spinach
Baby leaf spinach forms the base of this salad and is a true nutritional powerhouse. This leafy green is packed with essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium and iron. These nutrients are crucial for maintaining overall health, supporting the immune system, and promoting healthy bones and blood.
2. Heart-Healthy Walnuts
Walnuts are not only delicious, but also incredibly nutritious. They are a great source of heart-healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health. In addition, walnuts provide a good amount of fiber, protein and antioxidants, making them an ideal addition to any diet.
3. Blue cheese: taste and nutrients
The blue cheese dressing in this salad adds a tangy and creamy flavor to every bite. Although blue cheese is known for its bold flavor, it also offers some health benefits. It contains important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and protein. However, due to its higher sodium and calorie content, it is important to consume blue cheese in moderation.
4. Creamy and light: Crème Fraîche
The blue cheese dressing in this salad gets its creamy and velvety texture from crème fraîche. Unlike regular cream, crème fraîche has less fat and calories while still offering a rich and satisfying taste. It also provides a good amount of essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A and D.
Combining these nutrient-dense ingredients is not only a flavorful choice, but also a great way to improve your overall health. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner, the Spinach Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing won’t disappoint!