Spinach Salads

Fresh spinach is an excellent source of iron, calcium, potassium and fiber, and its mild flavor makes it easy to eat raw or cooked. Spinach salad is a supereasy way to eat your greens, whether you like spinach all by itself or want to toss it other salad leaves. Crunchy spinach pairs especially well with smoked salmon, thinly sliced prosciutto and soft-poached eggs. Try something different with a dinner-worthy warm spinach salad, topped with sweet shrimp, salty bacon and creamy cannellini beans. Whether you’re looking for a simple side dish or need some lunch inspiration, F&W’s guide has dozens of salads featuring Popeye’s favorite vegetable.

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Spinach-Sprout Salad with Coconut Ranch


Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple uses vegan coconut yogurt as the base for a terrific healthy version of ranch dressing. It’s wildly versatile but also especially tasty on this supercrunchy sprout-packed salad. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Spinach Salad Recipes

A spinach salad with bacon and buttermilk-blue cheese dressing, one with garlic-cider vinaigrette and another with corn bread croutons are only a few of the very many spinach salad recipes that actually have us enjoy eating greens.
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Spinach Salad with Citrus and Roasted Beets

Curly leaf spinach has great texture and flavor and holds this mustardy dressing well. For additional color, feel free to use a variety of different colored beets. You can also swap blood oranges for the tangerines.    More Great Salads  
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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Chef Way Preparing the salad dressing is a multistep process that includes letting chopped shallots soak up the flavors of mustard, thyme and vinegar before mixing them with olive oil. Easy Way Start the salad dressing in a skillet (no marinating involved), then finish it in a bowl with all the other ingredients.    More Salad Recipes  
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Spinach Salad with Smoked Chicken, Apple, Walnuts, and Bacon

Celebrate autumn's apple season with this delicious and satisfying salad. We call for the thick-sliced smoked chicken now available in the meat department of supermarkets. Of course, you can always use smoked turkey from the deli counter instead. If you like a more pronounced sweet-and-sour flavor, use another teaspoon of vinegar. Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips
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