Finest Spinach Salad Recipes That'll Surprise Your Taste Buds

Every individual on the planet along with Popeye the Sailor will agree that spinach is good for health. Read on for some interesting salad recipes made by using this nutritious leafy vegetable.
Although, everyone would agree that spinach is good for health, getting people, especially children to eat it can be rather difficult. Here are a few delightful salad recipes that can make the task a little simpler.

With Strawberries and Pecans

Ingredients
  • Spinach, 8 oz. (torn)
  • Strawberries, 2 cups (cleaned and sliced)
  • Pecan, ½ cup (lightly toasted pieces)
  • Blue Cheese, 3 (crumbled)
  • Salad Oil, ¼ cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 2 tbsp.
  • Granulated Sugar, 3 tsp.
  • Tarragon, ¼ tsp. (dried)
  • Onion Powder, ⅛ tsp.
  • Garlic Powder, ⅛ tsp.
  • Dry Mustard, 1 tsp.
Directions
  • Toss the spinach along with the strawberries, pecans, and cheese.
  • In another jar make the dressing by mixing oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tarragon, onion powder, garlic powder, and 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.
With Mushrooms

Ingredients
  • Fresh Spinach, ½ lb. (washed & torn)
  • Mushroom, 2 cups (sliced)
  • Red Pepper, 1 cup (chopped)
  • Bacon, 5 slices
  • Italian Dressing, ½ cup
Directions
  • Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl and toss well. Stir in the bacon slices.
  • Sprinkle the dressing before serving.
With Hard Cooked Eggs

Ingredients
  • Spinach, 4 cups (washed & torn)
  • Hard Cooked Eggs, 3 (chopped)
  • Onion, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Celery, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Mayonnaise, ¾ cup
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese, ½ cup (shredded)
  • Vinegar, 1 tsp.
  • Salt, to taste
  • Hot Pepper Sauce, 1 tsp.
Directions
  • Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, hot pepper sauce, celery, onion, and eggs several hours before serving. Refrigerate the mixture.
  • In a large bowl, toss spinach with cheese and the chilled dressing, just before serving.
With Orange

Ingredients
  • Spinach Leaves, 1 cup (washed, drained, and torn)
  • Cucumber, 1 (unpeeled and sliced)
  • Lettuce, 2 (small heads of leaf)
  • Purple Onion, 1
  • Walnut, ¾ cup (halves)
  • Oranges, 2 (peeled and sliced)
  • Salad Oil, ½ cup
  • Orange Juice, ¼ cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 tbsp.
  • Sugar, 2 tsp.
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Directions
  • Toss the lettuce with spinach and arrange the cucumber, onion, and oranges artistically over the tossed mixture.
  • Toast the walnuts at 300° F, in an oven, turning the walnuts frequently. Do not over roast them and remember that they continue to turn brown even after they have been removed from heat.
  • In another jar, mix oil, orange juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Spread the walnuts in a bowl and sprinkle the dressing over it. Toss lightly and serve.
Wilted Salad with Orange

Ingredients
  • Fresh Spinach, 1 lb. (washed, dried, and chilled)
  • Bacon, 8 slices (diced)
  • Brown Sugar, 1 tbsp.
  • Green Onions, ⅓ cup (sliced)
  • Vinegar, 3 tbsp.
  • Dry Mustard, ¼ tsp.
  • Salt, to taste
Directions
  • In a heavy skillet, fry the bacon until it becomes crisp.
  • Reduce the heat and add sugar, onions, salt, vinegar, and dry mustard.
  • Boil the paste and pour it over the salad.
  • Toss it lightly and serve.