Easy Dinner Recipe for Summer Spinach Salad
This spinach salad recipe makes the perfect main dish summer salad and as far as easy dinner recipes go, they don't get much simpler.
Type: Spinach Salad, Spinach Salad Recipe, Healthy Food
Cuisine: Spinach Salad, Spinach Salad Recipe, Healthy Food
Keywords: Spinach Salad, Spinach Salad Recipe, Healthy Food
Preparation Time: PT10M
Cooking Time: PT25M
Total Time: PT35M
This spinach salad recipe makes the perfect main dish summer salad and as far as easy dinner recipes go, they don’t get much simpler. Mix up the vinaigrette dressing in advance or if you’re not a purist, just use bottled vinaigrette. It’s really so quick to make, it’s done in a jiffy.
Then it’s just a matter of putting the pre-washed spinach into a bowl, slicing some button mushrooms (or buy pre-sliced), and microwaving some sliced bacon to crumble on top.
Add some crusty rolls and butter, a glass of wine or iced tea and a delicious dinner is ready in no time. I sometimes split this recipe in half and serve it two nights in succession. If you think you will have leftovers (which I doubt), just add dressing to individual servings rather than the main salad bowl. This will keep any leftover salad from wilting.
Spinach Salad Recipe Ingredients:
Makes 4 meal-size servings.
Note: Make dressing a few hours in advance.
- 1 large bag (9 ounces) fresh pre-washed spinach
- 6-8 large fresh eggs, boiled (see the note above)
- 8 ounces fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- 6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive or vegetable oil
- 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- t Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
- Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Add all vinaigrette dressing ingredients to a medium jar with a lid and shake vigorously to emulsify and combine ingredients. Set aside 1 to 3 hours. Do not refrigerate.
Boil eggs, peel and set aside.
Clean mushrooms with a dry paper towel and slice into 1/4″ slices. Leave stems intact, if desired.
Cook bacon in microwave on paper towels or on stovetop until crisp. Drain and set aside.
Remove stems from spinach if desired. If not using baby spinach, tear spinach into large bite-size pieces.
In a large bowl, add spinach and sliced mushrooms. Cut eggs into quarters and add to bowl. Sprinkle crumbled bacon overtop.
Shake dressing and pour desired amount on top of salad. Gently toss to combine. You don’t want to break up the eggs, just evenly distribute the dressing.
In conclusion, a spinach salad is a healthy and delicious way to add some greens to your meal. By using fresh spinach, crisp veggies, and a flavorful dressing, you can create a tasty and nutritious salad in no time. This recipe provides a basic foundation for you to customize and make your own, so feel free to get creative with your ingredients and add whatever you like. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a side dish to complement a larger meal, a spinach salad is a perfect option. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy the fresh and flavorful taste of a delicious spinach salad!