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Super Easy Walnut Blue Cheese Salad for One

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients. Walnuts, blue cheese, salad greens, and balsamic reduction! This 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal!

The Best Walnut Blue Cheese Salad

Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! When it comes to this blue cheese salad recipe, any salad green works; finish with a drizzle of balsamic reduction and enjoy! This no-cook salad should be on your meal plan this week. Relatively, this salad recipe is equally low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and low-calorie!

Can we all agree that making salads should be a walk in the park? In other words, it should never be complicated, rigorous, or boring! We should never be discouraged from making salads! So, today, we are simplifying salad making with this exciting walnut blue cheese salad recipe! Super easy to make vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad combines only four ingredients – walnuts, blue cheese, salad greens, and balsamic reduction. 

In reality, if you have 5 – 10 minutes, you can put this salad bowl together! Say no to 30-ingredient salad recipe and 3+ hours of preparation. YIKES!

The best thing about this walnut blue cheese salad is that it requires only 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes! This is one exciting salad recipe you need in your meal plan this week. Via @nkechiajaeroh Click To Tweet

 

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients.  This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

Why you will love this Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad:

Just know that you are in for a thrill if you haven’t had this before! Let’s just say, expect some saltiness, some sweetness, and the balance of the two! This combination will amazingly blow your mind; I can’t wait to hear your verdict. There are many reasons to like this blue cheese salad, such as:

  • Easy to make 
  • Calls for only a few ingredients
  • Kids friendly – my kids love this salad!
  • Perfect lunch/dinner or side dish (versatility)
  • Requires no dressing (except for balsamic reduction)
  • You can make it in 10 minutes or less!
  • No-cook (unless you want to add protein)
  • Any green salad works!

INGREDIENTS FOR WALNUT BLUE CHEESE SALAD

Bleu Cheese or Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is one of the main ingredients for this walnut blue cheese salad. You can obviously swap/sub it with any other cheese of choice, such as goat cheese or feta. Blue cheese or bleu cheese is a type of cheese made using cultures of Penicillium, a kind of mold. It is important to realize that blue cheese comes in different colors of blue and green. They are salty and sharp with a distinct taste. I like crumbling some blue cheese on salads such as this one. Blue cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein. There are five kinds of blue cheese.

Five Types of Blue Cheese:

  1. Danish Blue cheese or Danablu is a soft and creamy blue cheese. This blue cheese originated from Denmark! To point out, this type of blue cheese is made from full-fat cow milk and homogenized cream.
  2. Gorgonzola (originated from Italy and takes its name “Gorgonzola,” from the name of the village where it was first made,
  3. Cabrales 
  4. Stilton blue cheese (made from pasteurized milk)
  5. Roquefort blue cheese (originated from France)

Walnuts:

First of all, walnuts are healthy fat! Second, walnuts add amazing crunch to a salad bowl. Third, walnuts are very nutritious and packed with tons of health benefits! “A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans (family Juglandaceae).”This wrinkly nut makes a great snack or “meat,” and this walnut blue cheese salad will not be the same without them! Aside from giving this salad the needed crunch, it equally benefits the body a great deal!

Benefits of walnuts:

  • Tap on walnuts for a healthy gut!
  • Excellent source of antioxidants and may repair bad cholesterol.
  • May improve high blood pressure!
  • Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Good brain function is one of the things walnuts may support. 
  • May decrease inflammation!
  • Walnuts are excellent for male fertility, aka sperm health! To be honest, I didn’t see this one coming!
  • With this in mind, it wouldn’t hurt to include walnuts in our diets. And thankfully, this walnut blue cheese salad recipe is a fantastic way to start!

Salad greens:

Whenever I make this salad, I typically use triple-washed salad greens. Fortunately, any salad green you have on hand will do! Today, I am using spring mix (half and half)! Similarly, I have equally use kale, lettuce, and arugula! When it comes to salad leaves, my easy rule is to use what I know, like, and enjoy! 

The ingredients for walnut bleu cheese salad includes salad greens, blue cheese and walnuts!

Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad Dressing:

On the positive side, the dressing for this walnut blue cheese salad is easy peasy. All you need is a tablespoon of balsamic reduction, and be prepared to be wowed! To make the balsamic reduction, cook some high-quality balsamic vinegar until it thickens and reduces. Here’s how I made mine!

Balsamic reduction

HOW TO MAKE BLUE CHEESE SALAD WITH WALNUT:

  • Place the greens into a clean bowl. If using greens from Farmers Market, ensure to wash and dry off the moisture before using. 
  • Sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese on the salad greens.
  • Add the walnuts. If possible, break the walnuts instead of leaving them whole!
  • Finally, drizzle a table of balsamic vinegar reduction.
Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients.  This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

Walnut Blue Cheese Salad FAQs:

Is Walnut Blue Cheese Salad Healthy?

Yes, walnut blue cheese salad is healthy. It is important to remember that the healthiness of any salad depends on the ingredients. This salad recipe contains salad greens, blue cheese, walnuts, and balsamic reduction. All of which are great for health.

Is Blue Cheese Good for You?

Blue cheese, aka bleu cheese, is good for you because it has several minerals and nutrients! Such as calcium and protein. Just like with anything, eat in moderation and do not abuse!

Can I eat Walnuts every day?

Yes, you can absolutely eat walnuts every day! However, I suggest you stay within the serving size, which is about one ounce or 7 whole walnuts! A serving of walnut contains about 185 calories. Relatively, this walnut blue cheese salad recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of walnuts. Feel free to reduce if that is too much. All tailor ingredients to your need!

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients.  This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

One Easy Healthy Salad!

We go through a lot of salads here in my house, especially during the summer months. And we particularly like the easy, light, and summery; possibly a no-cook salad is best for hot weather! Aside from this delectable walnut blue cheese salad, blueberry watermelon salad equally hits home! Spring mix salad and Berry spinach salad are also a must-try!

Super easy, and delightfully salty and sweet walnut blue cheese salad is a home run! This 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook recipe you need! You can use this for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Via @nkechiajaeroh Click To Tweet

Make this a filling Blue Cheese Salad:

Though I like this walnut salad as is, you can make it more feeling by adding any protein. I would normally add baked salmon, especially if it is going to be a meal. Take a look at the photo below.

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients.  This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

HOW TO MAKE WALNUT BLUE CHEESE SALAD FOR ONE:

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Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients. Walnuts, blue cheese, salad greens, and balsamic reduction! This 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal!

Super Easy Walnut Blue Cheese Salad for One


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients. Walnuts, blue cheese, salad greens, and balsamic reduction!

This 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal!


Ingredients

Scale

¼ cup of blue cheese 

¼ cup walnut (toast if you so wish)

3 cups (or more) of salad greens (I used half and half; a half of spring mix and spinach)

1 tablespoon of balsamic reduction


Instructions

  1. Place the greens into a clean bowl. If using greens from Farmers Market, ensure to wash and dry off the moisture before using. 
  2. Sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese on the salad greens.
  3. Add the walnuts. If possible, break the walnuts instead of leaving them whole!
  4. Finally, drizzle a table of balsamic vinegar reduction.

Notes

Make sure to wash and dry your greens properly before using if they don’t come already washed!

Feel free to trim or cut the salad leaves; I intentionally left them whole, but you don’t have to!

Add other things to this salad to make it more filling. Bake sweet potatoes, avocado, meat, or fish are a few to consider!

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Salad recipe, Blue cheese salad, summer salad, #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

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Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients.  This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

10 Comments
  1. Love the sharpness of the blue cheese with the crunchy nuttiness of the walnuts. Just a perfect combination of flavors.

  2. This salad is packed with flavor and it so delicious! I’ll definitely be making again!

  3. OMG – love this!!! I needed a recipe for the Balsamic Reduction too – thanks so much! This was so delicious!

  4. I love that this is a recipe for one! It makes for the perfect quick and light lunch! The balsamic drizzle paired with blue cheese is a nice pairing.

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