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Spinach Salad with Bacon, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

Photo: Jason Varney; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
  • 1 (5-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 2 slices cooked crumbled center-cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 141
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • sodium 219 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  2. Combine cranberries, walnuts, spinach, and bacon in a bowl. Add oil mixture; toss. Top with blue cheese.