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Fresh Spinach Salad Dressing Is Perfect For You!
Some of the most delicious dressing recipes you have ever made!
➡️ For me, the start of spring is always accompanied by the beginning of spinach salad season. It stretches throughout the summer because spinach likes heat, even if not excessive, and if we irrigate the garden we have a chance of rich spinach harvests until late summer. So, it’s time to get your spinach recipes out and make as many healthy and nutritious salads as possible.
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How to Make a Spinach Salad from Scratch
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Spinach Salad with a Gourmet Dressing
- 8 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- Begin by washing the spinach leaves and patting them dry. Then, place the spinach in a large salad bowl.
- Add the sliced red onion, crumbled goat cheese, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries to the salad bowl. Toss to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the spinach leaves evenly.
- Serve the salad immediately.
- To ensure that the spinach leaves are crisp and fresh, be sure to wash and dry them thoroughly before assembling the salad.
- Use a good quality extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar to make the dressing. This will ensure that the flavors are balanced and delicious.
- For added flavor and texture, toast the chopped walnuts in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes until lightly browned and fragrant.
- For a different twist, try adding some sliced strawberries or mandarin oranges to the salad.
- To make the salad ahead of time, prepare the dressing and store it separately from the salad ingredients. When ready to serve, toss the salad with the dressing and enjoy.
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Making Spinach Salad Dressings at Home is a Breeze!
➡️ Needless to say, spinach salads are made all over the world where spinach grows, including in the Middle East and Asia. In these areas, salad dressings contain ingredients that are less common for Europeans and North Americans such as curry powder, ground cumin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh ginger, and extra spicy hot chili peppers.
➡️ Making raw spinach salad dressings enables you to enjoy delicious and healthy salads throughout spring and summer! If you need additional info, read more on spinach salad! Also, I recommend you to try more delicious salad dressing recipes available on this website such as balsamic vinaigrette and red wine vinaigrette.
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FAQs about Spinach Salad Dressings
What are some popular spinach salad dressings?
Some popular spinach salad dressings include balsamic vinaigrette, creamy avocado dressing, honey mustard dressing, and raspberry vinaigrette.
How do I make a basic balsamic vinaigrette for a spinach salad?
To make a basic balsamic vinaigrette, whisk together 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1 minced garlic clove, salt, and pepper. Adjust the ingredients to taste.
What is a creamy avocado dressing for spinach salad?
Creamy avocado dressing is a delicious and healthy option for spinach salad. To make it, blend together ripe avocados, Greek yogurt or sour cream, lime or lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy.
How can I make a honey mustard dressing for spinach salad?
To make honey mustard dressing, whisk together 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Adjust the sweetness and flavors according to your preference.
What is raspberry vinaigrette and how can I prepare it for a spinach salad?
Raspberry vinaigrette is a fruity and tangy dressing that pairs well with spinach salad. To make it, blend together fresh or frozen raspberries, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey or maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth. Adjust the ingredients to achieve the desired balance of flavors.
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