Spinach Salad Recipes
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.
Spinach and Fennel Salad with Candied Bacon
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli puts her spin on spinach salad by adding sweet candied bacon, salty feta cheese and sauteed fennel.
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.
Quinoa, Chickpea and Spinach Salad
This spinach and quinoa salad is all you need on a hot summer day–easy to make and so very refreshing to eat.
Spinach Salad with Bacon and Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing
Vitaly Paley uses crinkly spinach leaves instead of shredded iceberg lettuce in his satisfying version of the classic Cobb salad because he thinks they add more flavor. For the dressing, he favors a pungent, creamy blue cheese like Roquefort, Point Reyes Original Blue, Rogue River or Maytag.
Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing
This refreshingly crunchy salad makes for an excellent spring lunch or super quick dinner.
Spinach, Basil and Plum Salad
Padma Lakshmi likes using yuzu (a sour Asian citrus fruit) in the vinaigrette for this salad, a simple but bold combination of spinach, basil and juicy plums. Yuzu can be hard to find, so a mix of lemon juice and lime zest is equally good here. Finishing the salad with flakes of sea salt gives it a nice unexpected crunch.
Spinach Salad with Pork Rinds
F&W's Kay Chun makes her version of spinach salad with loads of cilantro, scallions and lime juice, then subs in crunchy pork rinds for the usual bacon.
Barley-and-Spinach Salad with Tofu Dressing
This salad is incredibly satisfying, thanks to the fiber-rich barley Lee Anne Wong tosses with spinach and mushrooms. Crumbled firm tofu in the sherry vinegar dressing adds extra protein.
Spinach Salad with Garlic-Cider Vinaigrette
Cooked spinach can get soggy and lose flavor. Michael Mina opts to top raw spinach with a warm dressing, so the leaves lightly wilt; croutons soak up any liquid.
Spinach and Edamame Salad with Basil and Asian Dressing
Fish sauce, lime juice and lemongrass make such a delicious dressing that it's easy to forget how healthy this salad is.
Spinach Salad with Corn Bread Croutons
The slightly sweet dressing on this spinach salad has just a little honey in it.
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
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.
Warm Spinach Salad with Cannellini Beans and Shrimp
The combination of sweet shrimp and meaty little cannellini beans here transforms a simple warm spinach salad.
Warm Spinach Salad with Soft-Poached Eggs
Leafy greens like spinach provide a huge amount of nutrients, especially vitamin A and vitamin K.
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.
Spinach Salad with Bagna Cauda Dressing
In the Piedmont region of Italy, the warm anchovy-olive oil sauce called bagna cauda is typically served as a dip for vegetables. Here, Justin Smillie turns it into a warm dressing for baby spinach, adding fresh bread crumbs for crunch.
Spinach-and-Shrimp Salad with Chile Dressing
The warm chile dressing adds a unique flavor to this spinach and shrimp salad.