Honey Walnut Salad with Feta and Raisins

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.

Honey Walnut Salad

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

Erika Ladd
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 547 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 547kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 11gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 443mgPotassium: 783mgFiber: 6gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 10739IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 243mgIron: 4mg
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About the Author: Erika Ladd, R.D.
I am a registered dietitian, and love knowing and continually learning about food and our health. Nutrition has taught me that we really are what we eat. I love gardening, and have a small flock of laying hens. Cooking for my family and friends with simple ingredients is a passion of mine. I feel blessed to live in Western Massachusetts – where much of what we choose to eat is locally grown. For me, cooking and baking at home is 'the good life'.


  1. Karin July 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Beautiful recipe, absolutely delicious. We added chicken to make it more of a main dish.

  2. Cristiana August 13, 2020 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Hello, just did it for the lunch. It turned wonderful, I did not have cranberry juice. I discovered this website 3 days ago and I already prepared 2 salads. The other one is the one with blue cheese and honey vinaigrette. Regards from Romania. Cristiana ana

  3. Margaret October 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Can this be pre-made for next day & stored?

    • George Zikos October 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Yes, of course. Just don’t add the dressing until you’re ready to eat.

      • Margaret November 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

        Great thanks :)

      • George Zikos November 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        No problem. Thanks for commenting!

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