Brie, walnut and spinach salad

Brie, walnut and spinach salad

We’re going to make a delicious Brie salad for four people which has as its main ingredient Brie cheese. This is a traditional French cheese which is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. This delicacy has two varieties, Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun. The first is more well-known but the second is just as tasty so it makes no difference which one you choose.

It is called Brie because the name refers to an area near to the Ile-de-France in the Champagne region where, according to many wine experts, the best wine in the world is also produced.  There are references to  this cheese being made  as far  back  as 1814.  It is a one hundred per cent traditional cheese and is popular with millions of people all over the world.

We will combine natural products such as walnuts and spinach with this fantastic cheese. Nuts always give a special taste to all types of salads, besides having innumerable properties beneficial for health.  And what can you say about spinach?  It’s as tasty as walnuts and has the same properties.

Without more ado, let’s have a look at how to make this tasty salad:

Ingredients for the Brie salad

  • Brie cheese
  • 250 g spinach
  • 4 shelled walnuts
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ yellow or orange pepper

Ingredients for the yoghurt dressing

  • 125g natural yoghurt
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1teasp aromatic herbs
  • Salt and pepper

Notes: You have to wash and chop the spinach. The peppers are better diced. As far as the aromatic herbs are concerned, we recommend basil but you can also use oregano and chives.

Preparing the Brie salad

1. Place the spinach on the plates and on top, the diced pepper.
2. Prepare the yogurt dressing, mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl. Beat until you have a smooth texture.
3. Now, cut up the Brie and put it on the plates along with the walnuts.
4. Dress the salad with Masía El Altet extra virgin olive oil.
And it’s ready to serve!!
One of the suggestions we would like to make is that if you’re not a fan of Brie, you shouldn’t worry. This salad is just as good if you use Camembert. And if you’re not a lover of spinach, what about using rocket or lamb’s lettuce?

To make your salad really tasty, we suggest you use Masía El Altet High Quality extra virgin olive oil because it will enhance the flavour of this Brie salad.

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