The Best Spinach Salad Ever (Recipe)


As it has been for the past few weeks, my CSA box was overflowing with spinach yesterday. I do love spinach, but, really, I’m not Popeye and I didn’t know how I could possibly eat all of that spinach without turning into him. Luckily, I’m not a cartoon character (yet!) and it’s all thanks to this delicious salad. I made it the other day, yesterday, and I’ve been daydreaming all today about making it for dinner tonight. I bet you’ll feel the same!


  • 6 Cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 Cup dried sour cherries
  • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Ounces crumbled goat cheese (optional)

1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, cherries, scallions, apples, grapes and walnuts.
2. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and oil, and season dressing with a little salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add dressing and optional cheese to spinach-cherries mix, toss and transfer to serving plates.

Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago


Julia Cabrera-Woscek

Wow, I am making this recipe pronto!!!

Teresa Garc?a
Teresa García3 years ago

I want some of those...

wael a.
wael a4 years ago

thank you

Beverly M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Sounds great ~ love spinach salad!

Patches O.
Patricia O4 years ago

Looks good. I made a variation on this using red onion instead of scallion, dried cranberries instead of sour cherries. Yummy!

Val M.
Val M4 years ago


Paul Girardin
Paul Girardin4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Mary T.
Mary T4 years ago

yummy, will have to try it one day

Myriam G.
Myriam G4 years ago

We tried this salad last night, and it's awesome!!! Yesterday was a bit of a muggy day, here in Montreal, so this salad was just what we needed for supper.
The kids loved it, and my spouse had 3 helpings: there is no leftovers. I replaced the walnuts with pecans, and it's still delicious. Thank you so much for this!