Salad bowl filled with baby spinach, sliced apples, avocado, sliced red onion, dried cranberries, pistachios, and feta cheese all tossed with a light red wine vinaigrette.
4.8 from 5 votes

Easy Spinach Salad Recipe

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 10 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 2 small apples cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 large avocado peeled, pitted, and chopped

For the Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  1. Add the red wine vinaigrette dressing just before serving to prevent your salad from getting soggy.
  2. Try to pick ripe, yet firm avocados to prevent them from turning to mush.
  3. Add extra protein such as chicken, steak, garbanzo beans, or shrimp.
  4. Save time and prepare the vinaigrette ahead of time.
  5. If red onions are too strong for you, soak them in water after they've been sliced. This will remove some of the harshness.
  6. Try adding different nuts such as slivered almondss, cashews, walnuts, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 7067IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 4mg
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