This Easy Spinach Salad Recipe is made with fresh baby spinach, crisp sweet apples, red onions, pistachios, dried cranberries, and creamy avocado, all tossed with a light homemade red wine vinaigrette.
Prepare the red wine vinaigrette - Add all ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whisk well to combine or seal and shake vigorously until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
Assemble - Add the spinach to a large salad bowl and top with sliced apples, sliced red onion, green onion, pistachios, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and sliced avocado. Gently toss to combine.
Serve - Divide salad among individual serving bowls and drizzle with prepared red wine vinaigrette.
Add the red wine vinaigrette dressing just before serving to prevent your salad from getting soggy.
Try to pick ripe, yet firm avocados to prevent them from turning to mush.
Add extra protein such as chicken, steak, garbanzo beans, or shrimp.
Save time and prepare the vinaigrette ahead of time.
If red onions are too strong for you, soak them in water after they've been sliced. This will remove some of the harshness.
Try adding different nuts such as slivered almondss, cashews, walnuts, etc.