Goat Cheese & Spiced Walnuts Salad w/Mustard Vinaigrette

This salad is perfect for clean eating, and the dressing is so flavorful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Julie Wampler


For the salad:

  • 2 cups pre-washed baby spinach
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

For the dressing:

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp shallots, minced
  • 2 tbsp grainy dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese

For the spiced walnuts:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In mason jar, add in all the ingredients for the salad dressing and shake vigorously.
  • For the spiced walnuts, in a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then melt butter in a microwave safe bowl then add in walnuts and stir to coat. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Pour the nut mixture on parchment paper and spread out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • To assemble the salad, add walnuts on the spinach and goat cheese. Using a spoon, spoon on dressing to desired amount.
  • Keep salad dressing in the refrigerator when done.


Source: Dressing from What's Gaby Cooking?