Pep Up Your Spinach Salad With These Tantalizing Dressings

Spinach salad dressing
'Nutritious' salads can be made palatable with delicious dressings. You can always spruce-up any with a delicious and equally healthy dressing that will tantalize your taste buds. Yup! Spinach salad are no exception!
Eating salads on a regular basis is good for health; we all know that. When I was a child, my grandmother always used to say this during lunch and dinner times (I would leave the greens on one side of the plate). Almost every parent goes through this stage with their kids when the greens, especially spinach is left untouched. A good way to make your family (and yourself) enjoy eating spinach and avail its benefits is by making delicious recipes. And no salad is complete without the addition of yummy dressing, is it? So here are some recipes on dressings for you, that can be used with different kinds of salads as well.
Sweet and Sour Dressing
Sweet and Sour Spinach Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • 5 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 can bean sprouts
  • 1 red onion, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ brown sugar
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • Tomato ketchup to taste
Procedure
Mix vinegar, Worcestershire, oil, brown sugar, and ketchup together. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and pour the dressing generously.
Spinach Salad
Spinach Salad Dressing with Honey
Ingredients
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ½ cup red onions, julienned
  • 5 cups iceberg lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Procedure
To prepare the dressing, melt the butter in a skillet, add shallots, and cook till butter turns golden brown. Remove from the stove, stir in honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper to it. Pour the warm honey-butter dressing over the iceberg lettuce, spinach, chickpeas, and onion mix. And that's all there is to it.
Soy Sauce Dressing
Soy Sauce Spinach Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh spinach
  • 2 green onions, chopped with green tops
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Procedure
Remove stems from the spinach and mix with mushrooms, bean sprouts, and green onions. Add avocado slices on top and just before serving the salad, pour in the soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar mix. Make sure the sugar is properly dissolved. Toss the salad gently to coat the spinach leaves.
Creamy Spinach Dressing
Creamy Spinach Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Procedure
Blend all the ingredients properly and chill it in refrigerator. Whisk well before using for the salad.
Citrus Spinach Salad Dressing
Citrus Spinach Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice and lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Lemon zest
Procedure
Take lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, thyme, honey, and salt in a bowl and whisk it properly. While whisking, add olive oil to the mixture for a smooth and thick dressing. Dressing spinach salad with the citrus flavor gives a normal salad, a different kick.
Orange-Yogurt Dressing
Orange-Yogurt Dressing
Ingredients
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon honey
Procedure
In a small bowl, mix in the yogurt (make sure it's plain yogurt), orange juice, honey, and orange zest. You can prepare this recipe and serve it as a side dish with chicken.
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These were some spinach salads with a variety of dressing options for those who can't do without salads. Hope you liked the recipes and techniques for the dressing. You can have these spinach salads either as a meal or along with hamburgers, grilled chicken or buffalo wings. It would leave you satiated and wanting for more.