Easy Spinach Salad Recipe with Pomegranate Arils

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You are going to love this easy spinach salad recipe! One of the first greens we have growing in our garden is spinach greens. I look forward to spring every year because I know I”ll be able to head outside and pick fresh greens from the garden for dinner. Of course, you don’t have to use only spinach greens. You can add in arugula or any type of leaf lettuce you happen to have. You can even toss in a handful of spring dandelion greens.

Easy Spinach Salad Recipe

One of the reasons that I love this easy spinach salad recipe so much is that you start with baby spinach. That means that you really don’t have to do any chopping or shredding of the lettuce at all. It’s also highly versatile so you can really add whatever types of fresh vegetables you have on hand.

You can also toss in extra leftover chicken, chopped Swiss cheese, and a few hard boiled eggs if you want to make it more of a lunch salad rather than a dinner side salad like my Broccoli Salad with Bacon. This really is one of my favorite baby spinach salad recipes.

Easy Spinach Salad Recipe with Pomegranate Arils

Like I said above, this salad is really versatile. If you like spinach and feta salad, feel free to toss in a handful of feta cheese right before you serve it.  My Mom loves this salad with chopped apple and walnuts instead of the pomegranate arils. I sometimes make this spinach salad with cranberries when I don’t have pomegranate arils. Feel free to experiment and create whatever type of flavor combinations appeal to you.

If you do choose to add pomegranate arils, you can either buy the arils already removed, or you can buy a pomegranate and remove the arils yourself. Personally, I buy the arils already removed because it’s easier. But, if you want to start with a pomegranate, watch the video above for a few tips. Although, to be honest, this tool makes the process so simple.

So, if you like pomegranates, try this pomegranate fruit salad recipe.

Yields 4

Spinach Salad Recipe

You are going to love this easy spinach salad recipe! One of the first greens we have growing in our garden is spinach greens.

15 minPrep Time

1 minCook Time

16 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb washed fresh baby spinach
  • chopped grilled chicken breast, seasoned
  • pomegranate arils
  • chopped onion (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw local honey
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Toss first four ingredients together. Add dressing ingredients to salad & toss.
  3. Let sit 1/2 hour before serving.
  4. If you add chopped hard boiled egg, add it right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories

365 cal

Fat

28 g

Carbs

18 g

Protein

11 g
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Comments

  1. This sounds yummy. I'm the only on ein my house who would eat it, but I would make one for me anyway.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheryl
  2. Morgan Mandel says
    You're more ambitious than I am. I don't grow greens and usually buy lettuce and eat it without anything else to go with it. Sometimes I even slip a piece to Rascal and she'll eat it.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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