Raspberry, Spinach & Persian Feta Salad With Walnuts

Raspberry, Spinach & Persian Feta Salad With Salted Candied Walnuts
Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

Jan 13, 2024

Raspberry, Spinach & Persian Feta Salad With Walnuts

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes


For the Salad
60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
2 tablespoons verjuice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon caster sugar
100g baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons chives, roughly chopped
1 lemon, coarsely zested
125g raspberries
100g Persian feta, drained, crumbled

For the Salted candied walnuts
2 tablespoons caster sugar
½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
½ teaspoon salt flakes
¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes


For the Salted candied walnuts
1 To make the candied walnuts, heat sugar in a medium, non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
2 Cook, tilting and swirling the pan occasionally, for 2–3 minutes or until sugar melts and a light caramel forms.
3 Working quickly, remove pan and add walnuts, salt and chilli flakes. Carefully toss to cover nuts in caramel, and pour mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper and spread out using a wooden spoon.Allow to cool.
4 Then using your hands to snap the caramel, separate the clusters.

For the Salad
1 To prepare salad, for the dressing, place the oil, verjuice, mustard and sugar in a small screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake well to combine.
2 Place the spinach in a large bowl. Sprinkle over the chives, lemon zest, raspberries, candied walnuts and feta.
3 Drizzle over ½ the dressing, serve immediately.

Note: For a simpler and quicker salad serve with plain walnuts rather than candied.

The Carousel thanks Raspberries and Blackberries Australia for this recipe.


By Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

Alice Duthie is a beauty and lifestyle writer for The Carousel. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Sydney, majoring in Marketing and Business Information Systems.



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