The combination of sweet berries, crunchy almonds and salty cheese in this spinach salad really can't be beaten. Pan-fried bites of the Greek cheese halloumi are a delicious stand-in for croutons. A simple shallot vinaigrette is made right in the same bowl as the salad, so this stunning summer salad is quick and easy to prep too.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, June 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add halloumi and cook, stirring, until browned on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, shallot, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach, blueberries, almonds and the halloumi; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

208.4 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 11.2g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 4g; fat 15.7g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 10.1mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 7374.1IU 148% DV; vitamin c 35.8mg 60% DV; folate 5.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 128.7mg 13% DV; iron 4mg 22% DV; magnesium 101.2mg 36% DV; potassium 422.2mg 12% DV; sodium 383.4mg 15% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.