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Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad

walnut blue cheese

This walnut blue cheese salad is a simple yet tasty salad that is enjoyable enough to eat on its own.  It’s a great healthy quick lunch too.

Although this is such a simple salad I was in two minds whether to publish this as it’s just too easy to make.   I have been eating this walnut blue cheese salad a lot whilst the Chief Taster is away as it’s easy to make and not a lot of washing up was involved.   I have found it great when I am hungry, want something full of flavour but don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen on a meal for one.

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I have put olive oil in the recipe for the dressing for this walnut blue cheese salad but have not always used this in my devouring of salad for lunch.  I have also used avocado oil which worked out well.  I used that simply because I found a cheap bottle of it in a small supermarket.     

        

The salad leaves can be anything you have to hand as I used a bag of local mustard greens.  They were so delicious and tasted so much better than anything we get exported here.  I am discovering a few local vegetable and salad companies in St Lucia and have not been disappointed.  The local grown arugula is utterly delicious.  So much flavour to it, that I could munch a bowl with just a light dressing. 

So, when you are looking for a quick tasty salad fix, throw lettuce, blue cheese and walnuts in a bowl!  Voila!

5 from 1 vote
Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Lunch, Salad
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups (94g) Lettuce any variety
  • 1/2 cup (68g) Blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup (58.5g) Walnuts Roughly chopped
Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil (or other dressing oil)
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients together

  2. In a bowl place the lettuce

  3. Scatter over the walnuts and blue cheese

  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly toss.

  5. Eat and enjoy

Recipe Notes

Serves 1-2

Nutritional Info per serving:  440 Calories, 42g Fat, 12g Protein, 7g Total Carbs, 3g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs

 

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Nutrition Facts
Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Wood
    July 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Nice salad dish Angela … thank you

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      July 27, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Mary!

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