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Easy Wholefood Spinach Salad With Feta, Dates & Walnuts

When moving towards eating more wholefood-based meals, nothing can beat a bowl of high-fibre spinach leaves paired with flavourful toppings. This super simple salad only has four ingredients and is a delicious feed any time of year. Come join in the fun by following along and tuning into the blog all week for the free recipes! Ready? Let's start cooking..


Easy Wholefood Spinach Salad With Feta, Dates & Walnuts
Easy Wholefood Spinach Salad With Feta, Dates & Walnuts

Spinach has always been a top pick ingredient of mine for nourishing the body as it is such a high-fibre, densely nutritious salad green. The rich, dark leaves are loaded with essential phytonutrients and lend themselves to an endless variety of raw or cooked meals. Here, I've paired the subtle flavour of spinach leaves with a punch of salty feta cheese, crunchy walnuts and a surprise kick of sweetness from dates.

Spinach Salad With Feta, Dates & Walnuts


  • 1 cup raw spinach, organic

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • 3 tbsp dates, sulfur-free

  • 2 tbsp walnuts, crushed

  • 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil

  • cracked pepper and pink rock salt to season


In a large serving bowl, add the main salad ingredients. Toss with the olive oil and seasonings. So easy, it'll literally take you 2 minutes to put together! Try it as a standalone salad dish or as a side to chicken, white fish or your favourite summertime BBQ eats.

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Easy Meal Prep

You can easily make fast work of meal prep for this healthy salad by using washed and ready-to-eat bagged spinach from the grocery store. Try it with a variety of different salad greens such as arugula or radicchio. If you use a less durable lettuce or greens like spinach, it can spoiled quickly, so it is best to make this recipe on the day you need it rather than prepare and store portions.

Healthy Topping Ideas

Oh, let me count the ways! You can enjoy this salad recipe as is or with the addition of protein such as lightly seasoned chicken skewers, a small serving of grilled beef or lamb, or keep it more vegan by adding chickpeas or seasoned tofu. Swap the feta for a nice cashew cheese. I also encourage you to try it with different cheeses that pair well with dates such as brie, blue cheese or Swiss if you consume dairy.

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Emma Lisa, Nutritionist & Women's Practitioner

Emma Lisa is a Nutritionist & Women's Health Practitioner with over 12+ years experience in wholefood nutrition, meal planning and health coaching. She is a published cookbook author, passionate food recipe creator and lifestyle blogger, and an advocate for women's health and anti-diet culture. When she's not in clinic, Emma is mum to five kids, in her test kitchen and freelancing as a digital creator for other practitioners. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Nov 05, 2023
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Thank you was so yummy. Do you have more with dates? Love them in a salad.


Jun 11, 2022

Oh this looks so delicious, love how simple a recipe it is!! What is the dressing you used?

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