Spinach salads are anything but boring. The recipes are actually quite diverse, ranging from those topped with delicious fruits and homemade dressings to wonderful pasta and chicken salads. They are healthy and full of fresh ingredients that are sure to please everyone. Whether you're looking for a way to spruce up your lunch or seeking an impressive salad to feature at dinner, the perfect recipe is waiting for you.
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A delightful spinach salad recipe, you will love the incredibly simple homemade apple vinaigrette. It can easily become your family's new favorite.
The vinaigrette gets its inviting flavor from apple cider vinegar and a fresh apple, accented with onion and mustard. Drizzle this on a bed of fresh spinach, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy.
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When it comes to trimming your spinach salad, it is hard to beat a warm bacon dressing. Made with a few common ingredients, it gives the salad a sweet and sour taste. The spinach wilts under the heat and is delightful with red onions, hard-boiled eggs, and a few radishes.
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For a great lunch salad that's sure to impress, add fresh figs to your spinach and bacon dressing combo. The warm dressing uses a red wine vinegar that pairs perfectly with the figs, blue cheese, red onion, and toasted pecans found on the salad.
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As you explore spinach salads, you'll soon find out that this green is the perfect pairing for sweet strawberries. There are many things you can do with it and this strawberry spinach salad recipe is a great place to begin.
The star of the recipe is the homemade dressing of honey, cinnamon, lemon, and mustard. It also seems like a surprising combination, but it works really well.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Using the same dynamic duo of spinach and strawberries, this salad recipe puts a different spin on the dressing. It creates a balsamic dressing seasoned with tarragon, garlic, and mustard. Add a few toasted or sugared pecans and it's a salad you will not forget anytime soon.
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Fresh spinach and strawberries with toasted sesame seeds form the base of another tasty salad recipe. The dressing here is a red wine vinaigrette and it's one you'll want to keep in stock. With a flavor combination that includes dill, onion, garlic, and dry mustard against a red wine vinegar, it's sure to make your taste buds very happy.
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If you want to go all out and create a spinach salad as a main dish, try the strawberry chicken salad recipe. With a lightly flavored, semi-sweet Champagne vinaigrette, it's an exquisite dish that sounds far more difficult than it is.
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Blood oranges come into season later in winter and it's the time to toss together this deliciously unique salad. The dark citrus fruit is an excellent companion for spinach. Add a little feta and a homemade dressing of blood orange juice and sumac and you'll forget about the cold weather.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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For anyone following a gluten-free diet, this is the spinach salad recipe you need. It's quite simple, piling gluten-free bacon, hard-boiled eggs, red onion, mushrooms, and smoked paprika on a bed of fresh spinach. Finish it off with a homemade gluten-free French dressing and it's a fantastic lunch or side salad.
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Fresh beets and spinach are the base for a simple and intriguing salad recipe. The balsamic dressing is impressive and flavorful, mixing garlic, Dijon mustard, and honey together for a sweet-savory topping. Finish the salad with bacon, pecans, and a bit of cheese for absolute perfection.
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Another healthy option, the British beetroot salad has Moroccan influence and an array of clever flavors. The creamy dressing is made with yogurt, cumin, and garlic. That is drizzled over vinegar-dipped beets, baby spinach, mint, and cilantro. It's extraordinary!
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When you're in the mood for a spinach pasta salad, you'll definitely enjoy this recipe. It's a garden-fresh delight made with your favorite pasta, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, onion, and carrots. Basil and mint add great herbal flavor as well. The Greek yogurt dressing brings sour cream, balsamic vinegar, and dill pickle relish into the mix.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Ideal for a summer party, this pasta salad recipe is easy to whip up at the last minute. Have fun choosing the pasta, then add chickpeas and baby spinach. The dressing combines garlic scapes, tahini, oregano, red pepper flakes, and a hint of lemon. It's an ideal side dish or appetizer for a dinner party.
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Dumpling squash may not be the first gourd you think of, but it's worth checking out. Not only do you get to enjoy the tasty yellow flesh with its corn-like flavor, the squash becomes an edible bowl!
The salad recipe combines fresh spinach, seasoned chickpeas, and feta cheese inside the baked squash. This is topped with a fascinating lemon tahini dressing that takes just minutes to prepare. It looks quite charming on the plate.
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Chickpeas are very useful for transforming the average spinach salad into something spectacular. They make another appearance in the quinoa, tuna, and chickpea salad recipe, which your family will thoroughly enjoy.
The salad combines fluffy quinoa with canned tuna and chickpeas, baby spinach, cilantro, mint, spring onions, and cherry tomatoes. On top of all that is the easiest garlic-lemon dressing.
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Extremely easy, you'll begin with lightly blanched spinach. The "salad" is then tossed with soy sauce, sesame oil and seeds, garlic, salt, and sugar.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Boursin makes a line of delicious Gournay cheeses that are flavored with various herbs and spices. This creamy cheese makes a great sauce for a quick spinach dish that everyone will love. It is an ideal option when you're in the mood to turn your spinach into a pleasantly rich side.
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Seven layer salad is one of the best things you can take to any gathering and the possibilities are endless. Use spinach for one of the lettuce layers and pile on the eggs, peas, bacon, cheese, mayonnaise, and green onions. Your potluck contribution will be gone before you know it.
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Killed lettuce is an Appalachian recipe that features your favorite salad greens, including plenty of spinach. The fresh greens are slathered in a hot mixture of onion and bacon drippings. Once tossed, the greens wilt perfectly and are seasoned with either red pepper flakes or hot sauce for a little spice.
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A basic tossed salad is always a hit and you can mix it up using any variety of ingredients you have on hand. Adding spinach gives it extra nutritional value, including a good dose of iron, which is hard to find in vegetables. This recipe is complete with a simple olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.