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Spinach Salad Recipes

Although everyone would agree that Spinach is good for health, getting people, especially children to eat spinach can be rather difficult. Here are a few delightful spinach salad recipes that can make the task a little simpler…

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans

  • Fresh Torn Spinach – 8 Ounces
  • Cleaned and Sliced Strawberries – 2 Cups
  • Lightly Toasted Pecan Pieces – ½ Cup
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese – 3
  • Salad Oil – ¼ Cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar – 2 Tablespoons
  • Granulated Sugar – 3 Teaspoons
  • Dried Tarragon – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Onion Powder – 1/8 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder – 1/8 Teaspoon
  • Dry Mustard – Dash

Toss the spinach along with the strawberries, pecans cheese. In another jar make the salad dressing by mixing together salad oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tarragon, onion powder, garlic powder and the mustard. Shake well until the mixture is well blended. When you are ready to serve, sprinkle the dressing over the salad and toss a little.

Spinach Salad with Mushrooms

  • Washed & Torn Fresh Spinach – ½ Pound
  • Sliced Mushroom – 2 Cups
  • Chopped Red Pepper – 1 Cup
  • Bacon Slices – 5
  • Italian Dressing – ½ Cup

Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl and toss well. Stir in the bacon slices. Sprinkle the dressing before serving.

Spinach Salad with Hard Cooked Eggs

  • Torn Spinach Pieces – 4 Cups
  • Chopped Hard Cooked Eggs – 3
  • Chopped Onion – ½ Cup
  • Chopped Celery – ½ Cup
  • Mayonnaise – ¾ Cup
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese – ½ Cup
  • Vinegar – 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Hot Pepper Sauce – Dash

Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, hot pepper sauce, celery, onion and eggs several hours before serving. Refrigerate the mixture.
In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the cheese and chilled dressing just before serving.

Spinach Salad with Orange

  • Washed and Drained Torn Spinach Leaves – 1 Cup
  • Unpeeled and Sliced Cucumber – 1
  • Small Heads of Leaf Lettuce – 2
  • Purple Onion – 1
  • Walnut Halves – ¾ Cup
  • Peeled and Sliced Oranges – 2
  • Salad Oil – ½ Cup
  • Orange Juice – ¼ Cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tablespoons
  • Sugar – 2 Teaspoons
  • Salt & Pepper – To Taste

Toss the lettuce and spinach and arrange the cucumber, onion, and oranges artistically over the tossed mixture. Toast the walnuts at 300 degrees in an oven, turning the walnuts frequently. Do not over roast the walnuts and remember that the walnuts continue to turn brown after they have been removed from the heat. In another jar, mix the salad oil, orange juice, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper to make the dressing. Spread the walnuts over the spinach bowl and sprinkle the dressing over the same.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange

Fresh Spinach that has been Washed, Dried and Chilled – 1 Pound
Diced Bacon – 8 Slices
Brown Sugar – 1 Tablespoon
Sliced Green Onions -1/3 Cups
Vinegar – 3 Tablespoons
Dry Mustard – ¼ Teaspoons
Salt – To Taste

In a heavy skillet, fry the dried bacon until they are crisp. Reduce the heat and add the sugar, onions, salt, vinegar and the dry mustard. Boil the paste and pour it over the spinach. Toss lightly and serve.

About the Author

Author Anju Shandilya is a senior software developer working for an MNC.