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Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
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Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

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A simple dressing made of currant jelly and balsamic vinegar coats this colorful salad, sprinkled with crunchy pine nuts. If you like blue cheese, you’ll love this refreshing toss. —Grace Sandvigen, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 115 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. For dressing, heat jelly in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, oranges, onion and blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Spinach Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p37

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I've made this salad many times and everyone always loves it."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"Whenever I bring this salad people want the recipe. It is the only salad my family wants me to bring for family get together.

I use feta cheese instead of blue cheese, and sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts."

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