Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

It doesn’t take much to turn a few cups of baby spinach into a great salad. In this case, just a sprinkle of toasted walnuts and crumbled goat cheese — and a bit of our simple red wine-Dijon vinaigrette.

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Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 255

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot or red onions
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons quality walnut oils, (see Cook's Note)
8 cups baby spinach leaves, stems trimmed, washed, and dried
1/2 cup whole or chopped toasted walnuts
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil to make a creamy dressing.

Put all but a large handful of the spinach in a large bowl. Toss with most of the dressing. Add remaining spinach and continue tossing until well coated.

Serve immediately topped with goat cheese and walnuts.
Cook’s Note
If your walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and extra-virgin olive oil.

Source: foodnetwork.com

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