Goat Cheese & Spiced Walnuts Salad w/Mustard Vinaigrette

Goat Cheese & Spiced Walnuts Salad w/Mustard Vinaigrette

Being out of town this week has really thrown my diet and eating schedule for a loop. While I love to go out of town and go on vacation, I always end up splurging and eating like a cow. What can I say? I’m a foodie and I love trying new places to eat. That’s actually one of my favorite parts of going on vacation or out of town: eating, haha

I really have some clean eating to do this month..or what’s left of this month. And what better than to stuff my face with greens, goat cheese, and walnuts? Oh, oh, I forgot about the amazing salad dressing that is paired with this healthy salad. Homemade salad dressing is so much better than store bought..and it lasts FOREVER. Well, for a LONG time. But, for me, when I made this, it didn’t last very long. I brought it to work and kept it in the fridge here and used it every day. It’s so flavorful and I loved how easy it was to make.

Ingredients

  • *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
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1¼ 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
Read the whole recipe on Table for Two