Spinach Salad Dressing

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Spinach Salad Dressing is zesty and delicious, a perfect blend for a spinach salad. 

A handful of ingredients you likely have (oil, vinegar, a bit of mustard) and a quick shake is all you need! Serve with bacon crumbles or change it up to match whatever fruits and veggies are on the menu!

Spinach Salad Dressing in a jar with bowl of salad in the back

A Favorite Dressing

We love this vinaigrette salad dressing because the flavors are extra zesty!

Ingredients

OIL Choose a light flavored oil such as vegetable or canola oil.

VINEGAR Red wine vinegar is our favorite flavor but white wine vinegar works too.

HONEY Sub out sugar (or even real maple syrup if it’s all you have).

DIJON Mustard adds flavor but also helps emulsify the dressing (along with honey) so the oil and vinegar don’t separate.

Got Leftovers?

This dressing will keep 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

Spinach salad dressing can also be drizzled over roasted potatoes or enjoyed as a dipper for homemade bread.

Spinach Salad Dressing poured over salad

Mix-Ins for Spinach Salad

Spinach leaves are thick and heavy enough to be prepared with a wide variety of mix-ins. Here is a list of favorites!

  • Veggies: Avocados, Onions, Mushrooms
  • Bold Flavors: Feta cheese, Nuts, Goat Cheese, Bacon, Egg
  • Fruit: Mandarin orange segments, Slices of apple, Dried cranberries

PRO TIP: Toast nuts in a small pan before adding them to any recipe for an extra flavor boost!

Spinach Salad Dressing in a bowl

How to Make Spinach Salad Dressing

Just a couple of easy steps are all it takes to get perfect spinach salad dressing.

  1. Combine in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Shake and let the dressing sit at least 1 hour before serving.

Toss spinach leaves with sliced hard-boiled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and croutons in a serving bowl.

Storage

Keep spinach dressing refrigerated in a mason jar for 2-3 days. Just shake and serve! If stored longer, there is a risk that the garlic, which has extremely low acidity, may produce botulism, a serious toxin, and this is not a risk worth taking.

More Favorite Dressings

Did you love this Spinach Salad Dressing? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

jar of Spinach Salad Dressing with a bowl full of salad in the background
4.94 from 16 votes
Review Recipe

Spinach Salad Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Sweet, creamy, and a little bit tangy, this Spinach Salad Dressing pairs perfectly with a crispy, fresh spinach salad!

Ingredients

Dressing

  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon salt or to taste

Salad

  • 8 cups spinach
  • 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2-3 fresh mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese optional

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Instructions

  • Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Shake well to combine and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Toss dressing with spinach just before serving.
  • Add remaining ingredients on top of salad. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

It is important to refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Keep spinach dressing refrigerated in a mason jar for 2-3 days. Just shake and serve! If stored longer, there is a risk that the garlic, which has extremely low acidity, may produce botulism, a serious toxin, and this is not a risk worth taking. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 290, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 385mg, Potassium: 340mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3935IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best Spinach Salad Dressing, how to make Spinach Salad Dressing, Spinach Salad Dressing, Spinach Salad Dressing recipe
Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American

 

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  1. This dressing was good, I will definitely make again. I did add bacon grease from the cooked bacon used to top my salad ‘cuz who doesn’t like bacon. Also, I used jarred minced garlic as I was out of fresh. Thanks for sharing.4 stars

  2. Every once in a while, you come across a recipe with the perfect balance of flavours – this is one of them. It was SO GOOD on a fresh spinach salad! The only minor change I made was to use half extra virgin olive oil and half light olive oil. Thanks for a great recipe!5 stars