Recipe by Tiffany
"Spinach salad with blue cheese, walnuts, and dried cranberries. If you can't find walnut oil, olive oil may be substituted."
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spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
crumbled blue cheese
avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
red onion, thinly sliced
red raspberry jam (with seeds)
red wine vinegar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
I substituted olive oil for the walnut oil-tasted great.
Oh my, what a salad. I could make a meal of this salad, has all of my favorite things. Next time, I may add some diced chicken and serve it as a main dish salad. Thank you so much for this salad!!
Oh my! This is one fabulous salad! Not only is it pretty to look at, but it's chock full of wonderful flavors and textures. I added a little cooked crumbled bacon and for the dressing I subbed olive oil for the walnut oil. This was a nice mix of sweet and salty!
Nice salad! Although the description mentioned walnuts, they were not listed in the ingredients section nor the directions section, so you may want to write them in when you print out the recipe. To save time, you could substitute bottled Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing for the dressing listed here. They don't taste exactly the same, but close enough and certainly a time-saver for busy cooks. Very attractive salad!
This is a very good salad. I like it because you can change ingredients around. I use apples instead of cranberries. I would also use rasp. jam WITHOUT the seeds. They get in the way when your eating. If the dressing seems to thick you can add more vinegar. I also switch the vinegar and oil depending on what is in my cupboard. I use a mix of sesame and olive oil, and regular vinegar if you are in a rush. Bleu Cheese is not very kid friendly, but I do serve with Carmelized walnuts. I have made this recipe at least 10 x now. Two Thumbs Up!
I made this salad for a potluck style dinner party and it was a hit!
The only changes I made from the recipe was that I used mixed greens - with some nice bitter leaves (argula) - to contrast with the sweeter dressing. I didn't use dried cranberries and I prefer shallot to red onion. A favorite in regular rotation now!
I recently made this salad for a work potluck and it was a huge hit! The blue cheese I used was quite strong, which gave it quite a kick. However, after being refrigerated for a couple of hours after it was tossed together it became quite overpowering. I would suggest using a milder blue cheese, or only tossing it together when you know it will be eaten right away. Thank you for this excellent recipe.
This is one terrific salad! I love the home-made dressing, I did sub balsamic for the red wine vinegar and used veg oil. Only thing, I really don't care for the tomatoes with the craisins, so I left the fruit out this time. I also used toasted pine nuts in place of walnuts. Thanks for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 244
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