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!

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A Favorite Dressing

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


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.


Keep spinach dressing refrigerated in a mason jar for 2-3 days. Just shake and serve!

More Favorite Dressings

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Spinach Salad Dressing

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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


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! 
4.99 from 77 votes

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.

Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
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  1. Hi! Thanks for sharing. Do you notice a major difference in using canola or vegetable oil vs. olive oil? Hoping to prepare this as a side-dish for Christmas, but we are on a budget.

    1. I find canola or vegetable oil to be lighter in flavor where some olive oils can have a stronger flavor. If you do use olive oil, I would recommend a light olive oil. Enjoy!

  2. Is the nutritional info just for the dressing or does it include the salad…just diagnosed with heart failure and am having to pay close attention sodium

    1. Hi Susan, the nutritional information is for the salad and dressing but I would recommend using an external trackers like MyFitnessPal for more accurate information as this is just an estimate and can vary based on the ingredients you use.

  3. People rave over this salad dressing! Make sure to use high quality evoo and real Dijon. Fridge time is mandatory to merge and intensify the flavors. Great stuff and easy!5 stars

  4. Delish! My favourite spinach salad dressing! Easy to make and tastes amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe!5 stars

  5. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I recently realized that I do like spinach after avoiding it for years. My husband will love this one. Just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. I look forward to more delicious recipes. **

  6. What is your serving size? 2 tbsp? 1/4 cup? Etc. And how many calories a serving? You say 290 calories but is that per serving or for the whole jar of dressing? Please help.

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Clasina, but that should be just fine! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  7. Eight cups of spinach?? Walmart sells fresh spinach in a 10 oz bag which is only one and a quarter cups. I’m sure this is a good recipe but without knowing how much of the main ingredient to buy, I’ll have to pass. Spinach is not typically sold by the cup leaving some (like me) in need of more information such as the units found when purchasing the ingredients. This recipe therefore is NOT for amateurs like me.

    1. Hi Mr. Aubrey, a cup of spinach is about 1.5 ounces. We don’t pack it tightly when measuring so you should be able to get approximately 7 cups out of a 10-ounce bag of spinach. You can make the dressing and reduce the salad size to whichever you prefer. I hope that helps!

  8. Love this dressing! It will definitely increase my spinich intake. Also love your ranch dressing mix. Thanks for the awesome recipes!5 stars

  9. Your site is becoming my first choice when preparing a meal—thank you for your excellence in taste and an eye on the budget! Classic spinach salad with a very nice dressing, recommended to everyone!5 stars

  10. Tired of the same old salads & looking to use up some spinach, I searched for a spinach salad dressing. This was tasty & we loved it. I’ll be making this again. I only added Craisins & some crumbled feta because that’s what I had on hand. Still tasty!5 stars

  11. 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

  12. 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