Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme

I’m always amazed by the simple things in life that you don’t think of on your own but make so much sense once you know about them! And that is exactly how I felt the first time I tried fresh herbs on a salad (at a restaurant). I love to grow and eat fresh herbs but never even considered adding them to a green salad for some extra flavor. So (now that I know better!), I added some thyme to this Spinach Salad recipe below, and it was a fabulous addition. Some other tender herbs to experiment with on your salads are tarragon, dill, parsley, basil, and mint. Enjoy!

Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme on 100 Days of Real Food

Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme on 100 Days of Real Food

Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Fresh Herbs

I love to grow and eat fresh herbs, so I added some thyme to this Spinach Salad with Walnuts recipe. It was a fabulous addition!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 4 people


  • 5 ounces spinach 5 or 6 loosely packed cups
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 5-6 sprigs thyme stems removed


  • Arrange the spinach on a large platter.
  • Top with walnuts, avocado, shallot, and thyme.
  • Serve with vinaigrette on the side.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
<details><summary>Nutrition Facts</summary>
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Fresh Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3445IU69%
Vitamin C 16.1mg20%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 thoughts on “Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme”

  1. One of my favourite salads!! Soooo healthy, thanks for posting. Found you only today, follow you now, but will have to make time to read a lot of your pages. I like of course what I see and read. Carina

  2. I love playing around with herbs in salads. Cilantro is on my list of favorites, and sometimes mint. This sounds like a really yummy salad and dressing! Thanks!

  3. For years, my “fancy for guests” salad has been spinach with pecans (or walnuts), avocado and mandarin oranges. With a little vinaigrette using the juice from the can of oranges. Never leftovers.

  4. Love herbs in salad, but I also never thought to add them until I had it at a restaurant. Cilantro is another good one… for those who like cilantro, of course!

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