Spinach salads are always a crowd-pleaser, but too often they're treated as an afterthought. While most people can handle a simple spinach salad, there are plenty of ways to make it more interesting and nutritious. With the right mix of ingredients, you can create a flavorful and colorful salad that will make eating your greens as effortless as ever.
Whether you're looking for a refreshing and light salad to bring to your next summer barbecue or a hearty and nutritious meal that will fill up your belly, these 18 best spinach salad recipes have you covered.
From sweet and fruity salads to fresh and savory to classic warm dishes, you'll find a delicious way to enjoy your greens.
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Spinach Salad with Pesto and Peas
Quick to put together and bright with citrus and basil pesto, this is one of my favorite summer salads. I prefer to use homemade pesto , but good quality store bought pesto works in a pinch.
Adapted from Chez Panisse Vegetables I love Wellington's spinach, which you can find at the Niskayuna Co-op — so good. CPV notes that medium, slightly more substantial leaves are better for this salad than very delicate tiny ones.
Elevate your side dish game with this delightful Honey-Balsamic Spinach Salad featuring toasted nuts and dried cranberries. The combination of baby spinach, crunchy nuts, and tangy-sweet dressing is perfect for a quick and delicious salad that pairs well with any meal.
Our favorite Spinach Salad with spinach, crunchy apples, tart red onion, sweetened dried cranberries, savory feta cheese, crumbled crisp bacon, candied honey pecans is tossed with an incredible apple-Dijon vinaigrette that takes minutes to assemble.
Blueberry Spinach Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
This fresh and fruity Blueberry Spinach Salad is tossed with a homemade lemon poppyseed dressing that is crazy easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients! We love ours topped with candied walnuts and creamy feta the ultimate fruit and veggie salad.Recipe serves 2 large salads or 4 side salads.
Spinach, Pear, and Feta Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate Arils. Ready in just 5 minutes, this salad is easy, delicious, and perfectly suited for any holiday or occasion. Sprinkled with sweet pomegranate arils and earthy walnuts, this salad is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and crunchy.