Salads are an easy way to complete just about any meal. They are easy to throw together and a great way to use up leftover veggies. A spinach salad is not only easy but has a ton of nutrients, great for your skin and help to prevent diseases.
I love putting spinach in regular salads, but going all spinach is the way to go. Tossed with this sweet and tangy red wine vinaigrette and combined with a variety of veggies and nuts, it’s the perfect hearty salad that can also be a main meal for lunch. Add some feta cheese and toasted nuts for protein and you’ve got yourself a delicious, healthy meal.
How to make spinach salad
Wash the spinach thoroughly and dry with a salad spinner. I actually have the one that’s linked here, and I love it! It’s got a great design that keeps you from having to pump your arms up and down. It’s really easy to use.
Once your spinach is clean and dry, toss it in a large bowl with some sliced cucumbers, grape tomatoes and onions.
Make the Red Wine Vinaigrette
Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard and garlic in a jar with a lid or in a salad dressing shaker.
Shake until the dressing is emulsified (the oil breaks down and mixes with the vinegar and other ingredients, then pour on to your spinach salad and toss.
A spinach salad is a delicious and healthy starter to any meal. It goes well with pasta, grilled or roasted meats, potatoes and more. You can serve it on it’s own as a meal with some grilled chicken or shrimp.
What to do with leftovers
Refrigerator: Store unwashed spinach leaves in a plastic bag with a paper towel to reduce moisture. It will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Freezer: Wash spinach thoroughly and cut off the stems. Plunge into boiling water for 2 minutes, then chill quickly in ice water. Drain any excess moisture then package in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze immediately for up to 12 months.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.