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Recipe: Blue cheese, walnut spinach salad

Serves 12

Medically reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Dietitian Tip

This is a gluten-free recipe.



  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 pounds spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles


Combine ingredients for dressing in a blender or processor. Chill.

Toss spinach greens with dressing and mound a generous 1 cup onto chilled plates.

Layer vegetables, walnuts and blue cheese crumbles on top of spinach.


Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 2 cups
Carbohydrate7 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein4 g
Sodium100 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat4 g

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