Heart Healthy Salad

Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Is your heart craving a salad today? Try this Heart Healthy Salad with blue cheese and walnuts to help your heart and your waist. GO RED NORTH FULTON!

Blue Cheese Walnut Spinach Salad

From the Mayo Clinic staff
Serves 12
  • 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
  • Directions

    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. Serve.

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