Sunday, July 17, 2016

Buzzfeed's Berry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette & Cayenne-Candied Walnuts

Buzzfeed's berry salad with strawberries, blueberries, spinach, apples, and candied walnuts.
I don't know about you, but if a cooking video starts running on my Facebook feed, I'm pretty much stuck there for the duration.

That's what happened with this salad from Buzzfeed. It looked easy to prepare - and, as it turned out, was bursting with flavor, too. I can see why it has received over 28,000,000 views.

The key is to pick the best ingredients: Pink Lady apples, farm fresh blueberries and strawberries, French sheep's feta cheese, and prewashed organic baby spinach.

Make the dressing and the walnuts the night before, and the salad can be ready to enjoy in less than half an hour!

My Paleo Marin Rating: 4 Persimmons

See Buzzfeed's recipe and video here.

For the toasted walnuts:

1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon butter
1 - 2  tablespoons coconut sugar
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a frying pan over medium low heat, melt the butter and sugar together. Add the walnuts, salt and pepper, and stir to coat. Stir the walnuts about 3-4 minutes until slightly browned. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Add the cayenne pepper and stir; set aside on a plate to cool.

#paleo #salad #walnuts #strawberries #blueberries #spinach #vegetarian #glutenfree #cleaneating #buzzfeed #glutenfree

*My Paleo Marin Rating between 1-5 Persimmons
I try out these recipes so you don't have to (and modify them for Paleo where possible). The rating will reflect my opinion of the final result in terms of taste, ease of preparation, nutrition, and sometimes, cost.


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