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Home Health Library Recipes Blue cheese, walnut spinach salad

Blue cheese, walnut spinach salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 1/2 cups
Calories 70

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 95 mg
Cholesterol 2 mg
Dietary fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Blue cheese has a strong flavor so you only need a small amount to punch up the flavor of this spinach salad.


(Serves 12)


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon plain low-fat yogurt


  • 2 pounds spinach, roughly chopped (or 3 10-ounce packages)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 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 2 cups onto chilled plates.

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

Last Updated: January 12th, 2019