Fast and Fresh Spinach Side Dish Recipes
Spinach Strawberry Salad
Here’s a super-quick, slimmed-down spinach strawberry salad recipe. Purchased raspberry vinaigrette keeps the recipe speedy and boosts the flavor with a bright berry zing. PS: You can use either strawberries or blueberries in this spinach salad recipe, but we like using both.
Pear, Shaved Parmesan, and Spinach Salad
Healthy, fast, easy, and incredibly tasty—what more could you want in your spinach recipe? How about pears? The combo of sweet pears and bold Parmesan cheese makes this spinach salad taste like something you’d gladly splurge for at a restaurant. But why would you when you can make it so easily at home?
This is it! The easiest of all the cooked spinach recipes in our files. With just 40 calories and a generous 3 grams of fiber per serving, it’s also one of our most healthy spinach side-dish recipes.
Wilted Spinach Salad
This classic bacon, mushroom, egg, and spinach salad recipe used to be the domain of chandeliered restaurants and country club dining rooms. Then everyone figured out how easy it was to make at home. Give it try, and you’ll see why it remains one of the most popular spinach recipes around.
Spring Greens Soup
Here’s a great spinach side dish to serve with a fresh salad or sandwich. The Yukon gold potatoes and mushrooms make the soup hearty, while arugula adds a peppery bite. Feel free to use all spinach (rather than a mix of spinach and arugula) if you prefer your healthy spinach recipes to be all about the spinach!
Grilled Corn and Spinach Salad
Here’s one of our favorite spinach recipes for summertime! Combine shredded spinach with garden-fresh corn, tomatoes, and oregano, then finish with a touch of cheese and a reduced-calorie dressing. It’s a perfect spinach side dish to go alongside grilled fish or chicken.
Fennel, Spinach, and Carrot Toss
If you’re looking for spinach recipes that combine a medley of veggies, give this one a look. Fennel, with its anise-like flavor, and sweet baby carrots make the recipe pop in both flavor and color.
Spinach Salad with Summer Fruit and Sesame Dressing
This isn’t your everyday spinach strawberry salad recipe! We’ve added more fruit—papaya, raspberries, and nectarines—in addition to the strawberries for a quartet of bright, fresh flavor and extra fiber, too.
Spinach Salad with Dates and Jicama
We never tire of new combos of fruits and vegetables to toss into our spinach recipes. Here, sweet dates and fresh and crunchy jicama join the party. We developed this recipe as a spinach side dish for a holiday meal, but it’s an enjoyable salad any time of year.
No-Measure Spinach Salad
Here’s a spinach salad recipe you can easily tote to a potluck. And check out this neat trick: Blending a little jellied cranberry sauce into the dressing adds flavor and body without adding extra fat.
White Beans and Spinach Ragoût
If you’re looking for both heartiness and healthfulness in your spinach recipes, you’ve landed on the right one. Bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and fiber-packed cannellini beans keep this recipe in the “good-for-you” camp. Serve it alongside broiled salmon for an easy spinach side dish.
Gazpacho Verde with Papaya
Yes! You can enjoy sprightly fresh gazpacho in about as much time as it takes to make a smoothie—15 minutes, which includes 5 minutes of chill time. Anchored by spinach and accented with all things green—avocado, cucumber, celery, salsa verde, lime juice, and green onion—this recipe whirs into a refreshing spinach side dish for a hot summer day.
Make this spinach salad recipe after a trip to the farmers market in early summer when peas are most abundant. And if you love fresh spinach recipes, get to know Swiss chard! It tastes like a cross between spinach and beets, and makes a fascinating addition to salads.
Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad
If you like baby spinach recipes as much as we do, flag this option! You can use any greens you’d like, but spinach is our first choice! Feel free to transform this into a spinach strawberry salad recipe by substituting strawberries for the raspberries.