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Feta Walnut Spinach Salad

Feta Walnut Spinach Salad with Matchstick Carrots and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #winter #salad #recipe

A simple, savory salad with a pleasing blend of tastes, textures and colors. I used my rosemary garlic marinated feta with crunchy walnuts, matchstick carrots and topped it with a creamy Dijon dressing.

This salad came about one day when I needed a quick salad and I grabbed what I had and tossed it together and it was wonderful! The carrots and walnuts add a nice crunch and contrast to the earthy spinach, with the salty, garlicky feta on top and then that creamy Dijon dressing just rounds it out. It’s a salad I can eat over … and over … and over again and never tire of it.

It’s super healthy too!

Feta Walnut Spinach Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Feta Walnut Spinach Salad

Ingredients

    For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • A pinch of dried dill
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Trader Joe's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce
  • For the salad:
  • Fresh organic spinach leaves
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Rosemary Garlic Marinated feta cheese (recipe here)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Add milk as needed to thin to the desired consistency. Set aside.
  2. Fill your salad plate/bowl with spinach, top generously with matchstick carrots, then sprinkle with toasted walnuts and feta cheese.

Notes

You can also make this as a salad in a jar: put the feta and dressing in the bottom of the jar, top with carrots, then pack the jar with spinach leaves and put the walnuts on top. Cover and store in the fridge until it's time to eat. At serving time, dump the contents of the jar onto a large salad plate or bowl.

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Feta Walnut Spinach Salad with Matchstick Carrots and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #winter #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie FriDIYFoodie Friends FridayGluten Free Friday, Simple Supper TuesdayHome MattersWeekend Potluck and Let’s Get Real.

 

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15 Responses

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  2. I love any salad with feta! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

    January 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  3. Oh my gosh this looks delicious! I am always looking for recipes to use what I grow in the garden and fresh spinach in the spring is a treat. Thanks and stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty

    January 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

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  9. You have some of my favorite salad ingredients in here – YUM! Congrats on your #HomeMattersParty feature this week.

    January 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you, Audrey! I really love this salad … and I feel so honored to be featured too!

      January 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

  10. Just stopping by to say that your post was picked as a feature post this week on Home Matters Party. You can find it featured at http://adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-69/. While you are there make sure to grab the I was featured button for your sidebar. Congrats and thanks for linking up.

    January 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    • Ann

      thank you so much, Melissa! I’ll be over … and thanks for hosting 🙂

      January 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm

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  12. I saw this at the #HomeMattersParty, and that looks so yummy!! Pinned it to try!

    January 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

    • Ann

      I’m so happy you like it, Jamie! I hope you try it. It has become one of my go-to salads. So easy to put together and so yummy. 🙂

      January 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm