Fruity spinach and feta salad

    30 min

    A delicious salad, with an abundance of textures and flavours. Spinach, romaine lettuce, pears, dried cherries and feta cheese are tossed together in a raspberry dressing. Serve as a starter or as a side dish.

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    Makes: 6 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 300g cashews
    • 275g frozen raspberries, thawed
    • 125ml red wine vinegar
    • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 hearts romaine, chopped
    • 285g fresh baby spinach
    • 3 pears, cored and diced
    • 75g dried cherries
    • 160g feta cheese, crumbled

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Line a baking tray with foil. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a saucepan. Melt the sugar over medium heat without stirring. Add the cashews and stir until well coated, then spread out onto the prepared baking tray to cool to room temperature.
    2. Puree the raspberries, vinegar and olive oil until smooth; set aside. Toss together the romaine, spinach, pears, cherries and feta cheese in a large bowl. Toss with half of the raspberry dressing and sprinkle with caramelised cashews. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

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    I took this to a family gathering and everyone loved it! I did add to the dressing a little; it seemed a little too tart so I added some sugar and dijon mustard to taste, a splash more vinegar and some black pepper. The dressing appeared thick at first but thinned out nicely as the berries thawed.  -  11 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    3 stars as written but with some tweaking, was much tastier and is worth making. First off, way too much cinnamon as listed in the directions. I cut this back to one heaping teaspoon and found that to be plenty. I used salted cashews, as I like the salty/sweet combo. Add a bit less vinegar, and add more if you think it needs it. I also added about 1/4 of a cup of white sugar, as I thought the dressing was waaaaay to tart & tangy with frozen, unsweetend raspberries and also added some salt & pepper and 1/3 of a small onion before I pulsed it all together in the food processor. I drizzled in the olive oil through the hopper and it emulsified nicely. Dried cranerries can be used if you don't have cherries. I also sprinkled the feta on seperately on the serving plates. It was a good salad..worth making again. I think finely shredded swiss cheese would taste good instead of feta, too and my try next time!  -  19 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The salad was good, but the instructions for candying the nuts are not! I ended up with burnt sugar and a melted spoon. Search this site for a better recipe that includes WATER in the instructions. I used strawberries in place of raspberries. The dressing was quite tasty.  -  20 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)