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Castello® Blue cheese salad with spinach, walnuts, and blackberries

Castello® Blue cheese salad with spinach, walnuts, and blackberries

Cook 10 mins 4 servings

Our recipe for blue cheese salad with spinach, blackberries, and walnuts is perfect for balancing a meal. It is fruity and sweet, which makes it ideal as a fresh addition to a barbeque or for freshening up a hearty meal. Adding blue cheese on top is the secret weapon that will make this salad stand out. Sweet and tart berries, intense blue cheese, crisp spinach and romaine lettuce, crunchy, bitter walnuts, and balsamic vinegar is the perfect combination for a new and fresh blue cheese salad that will tingle your taste buds and make you want another serving.

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  • Castello® Danablu
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves
  • 75 g walnuts
  • 125 g blackberries
  • balsamic vinegar



1. Rinse the romaine salad and baby spinach leaves and toss together with walnuts and blackberries.

2. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on the salad and finish with crumbles of Castello Danablu.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Castello® Danablu is delicious with its crumbly, tangy, and creamy profile. It goes well with honey and figs, so consider adding some fresh, ripe, and sweet figs to your salad – also delicious with walnuts – and drip a bit of honey on top of the cheese crumbles before serving your salad.


  • What is romaine salad?

    Romaine salad is a leaf-shaped head lettuce perfect for salad. A romaine salad is a salad made with romaine lettuce and other ingredients that you like. You can use nuts, apples, pears, and different kinds of cheese depending on whether you like a savoury, tangy salad, or a mild, almost creamy salad. Check our recipe for a romaine blue cheese salad with spinach.

  • How to cut romaine lettuce for a salad?

    Romaine lettuce is a leaf shaped lettuce, which may require a bit more skill to cut than other non-leafy types. Start by slicing it in half lengthwise, then cut the core from both halves in a triangle or angled shape. Now, cut it lengthwise so you get 1-2 cm wide pieces. Cut those the other way so you get smaller pieces in a bite-friendly size. Your lettuce is now ready to be tossed with other ingredients to make your romaine salad. You can also chop up the pieces of romaine lettuce if you want a finer salad, but the texture is delicious with bite sized pieces.

  • Can spinach be used for salad?

    Baby spinach, or young spinach, is perfect for salads. The younger leaves are mild and slightly sweet when raw, which goes well with other more robust and crunchy lettuce types such as romaine lettuce and rocket or cabbage such as Bok choy or Chinese cabbage.

  • What to put in a spinach salad?

    Spinach is delicious in almost any salad, so you can use it whenever you feel like it. For example, make a spinach salad with blue cheese crumbles and walnuts, or slices of apple, cranberries, and an apple cider vinaigrette. You can also make a salad with spinach, blackberries, crispy bacon, or sweet melon.

  • What to serve with spinach salad?

    You can serve a creamy, scrumptious pasta dish, grilled meat, or a crispy garlic bread with melted cheese with your spinach salad. Everything savoury will be delicious to serve with a salad with spinach.

  • Can you eat spinach raw in a salad?

    There is no reason you should not eat raw spinach. It is high in oxalates, but not in a dangerous amount. However, you can reduce the number of oxalates by steaming, blanching, or boiling your spinach. Raw spinach is good for you, though. It is low in calories and has folate, fibres, and vitamins A, C, and K.

  • How to use blue cheese in salad?

    The best way to use blue cheese in a salad is to crumble it. Blue cheese salad is delicious with its tangy flavour from the blue cheese and all the other sweeter and milder flavours from the salad ingredients. When you crumble the blue cheese, it will be the perfect small size for getting the right amount of tangy flavour without overshadowing the other ingredients.

  • What salad dressing goes with blue cheese?

    If you make a blue cheese salad with spinach, you can use almost any salad dressing if it does not have a stronger flavour than the blue cheese. For example, you can make a fresh white or red vinaigrette, a honey mustard dressing, or, as we do in this recipe, sprinkle some balsamic vinegar on top of the blue cheese salad.