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The Best Spinach Salad Ever (Recipe)

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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:59AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

Wow, I am making this recipe pronto!!!

6:15PM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

I want some of those...

4:15PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

thank you

7:44PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Sounds great ~ love spinach salad!

1:00AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

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

3:19AM PDT on May 31, 2013


8:55PM PDT on May 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

2:01PM PDT on May 25, 2013

yummy, will have to try it one day

8:07AM PDT on May 24, 2013

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!

4:53AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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