This honey walnut salad is one of my favorite salads to make because of its combo of tangy and sweet flavors. Eat this when you want to have a complete meal that will give you lots of energy or as a side dish packed with vital nutrients. The roasted honey walnuts give this salad an amazing crunch.
It is perfect for lunch or as a side for a simple meat, chicken, fish or bean meal. At lunch time I will have a slice of bread with it. It also goes great with soups such as:
Tuscan White Bean Soup with Sausage and Kale
Zucchini Basil Soup with Lemon
Chicken Leek Soup with White Wine
Lentil Soup with Olive Oil and Orange
Greek White Bean Soup with Orange Slices and Olive Oil.
Honey Walnut Salad with Feta and Raisins
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach
- 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup craisins or raisins
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 cup honey walnuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cranberry juice
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat walnuts with 2 Tablespoons honey in pie pan. Bake for 10 min. Cool.
Combine salad ingredients (including cooled honey walnuts).
Add all dressing ingredients to a jar. Shake. Pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.