Easy Spinach Salad Recipe With Goat Cheese, Blackberries, Warm Balsamic Dressing
This easy spinach salad recipes pairs tart blackberries with goat cheese. The spinach wilts when covered in a sweet warm balsamic dressing.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Spinach is extremely nutrient-rich, with an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K plus potassium and fiber.

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


Spinach Salad Dressing:

  • ⅓ cup best quality olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar*
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¹⁄₈ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste

*If you need a gluten-free version of this recipe, check the label on the balsamic vinegar.

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  1. Divide the spinach, blackberries and cheese onto four salad plates.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a glass jar. Microwave for about 1 minute. Place the lid on the jar and shake well.
  3. Pour warm dressing evenly over the salads. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts for Salad (per serving): Calories – 263, Total Fat – 19.8g, Dietary Fiber – 5.5g, Protein – 14.3g, Vitamin A –69%, Vitamin C – 40%, Calcium – 31%, Iron – 13%.

Nutrition Facts for Dressing (per serving): Calories – 180, Total Fat – 16.9g, Protein – 0.1g.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

Toasting walnuts enhances their natural flavors. Check out our post on How to Toast Walnuts to learn more.


  1. I happen to have all these things in my fridge right now. I look forward to making this dressing too. Love the use of cumin. Thank you for your inspiration and thanks for coming by and sharing it at Whole Food Wednesdays.

  2. Love the blackberry and goat cheese combo, and the dressing sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon!


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