Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe {Just 157 Calories}

Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

This Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, takes only 5 minutes to make, and is just 157 calories for a HUGE portion!

We’ve included protein add-ins for this baby spinach salad recipe as well as a low calorie raspberry spinach salad dressing recipe. You’ll find everything you need to make the best ever, spinach salad recipe below…

Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

This healthy spinach salad with apples, cranberries, and walnuts makes a great main course or side dish. And with all the best spinach salad ideas we’ve included, you can change it up weekly to keep your taste buds happy.

Below you’ll learn what to put in a spinach salad to make it as good (if not better) than your favorite restaurant. Our spinach salad ingredients are simple and delicious, and with the added protein add-ins, it’s hands down the best ever spinach salad recipe!

This low calorie recipe for baby spinach salad is just 157 calories and can be made in just 5 minutes!

Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

Baby spinach salads are inexpensive and delicious. Plus spinach naturally boosts metabolism and helps you shed fat.

Combined with more metabolism boosting ingredients (apples and walnuts) this baby spinach salad with walnuts is great for weight loss and weight maintenance!

Below, you’ll find everything you need to make this best spinach salads…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Recipe for Spinach Salad (shopping list!)
  • How to Make a Spinach Salad
  • Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Spinach Salad Recipes

Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone so you have it at your fingertips the next time you go to the grocery store. And email yourself the recipe card (or print it!) so you have it at your fingertips the next time you’re looking for salad ideas with spinach.

To keep this spinach salad recipe healthy, we’ve included some low calorie cooking tips in the sections below. You can use these tips and tricks when making any salad recipe!

Up next, a shopping list for healthy Spinach Salads…

Ingredients in Recipe for Spinach Salad

Simple spinach salads don’t have to be boring! With our low calorie spinach salad dressing and crunchy walnuts, these baby spinach recipes salad meals are delicious and crave-worthy!

Low Calorie Cooking Tips: Make your own salad dressing! This way you know exactly what’s in it and you can avoid all the unhealthy preservatives of store bought. You can also add in extra protein to boost fat burning, see the options below.

Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this recipe for spinach salad, and it will do all the measurements math for you!

Shopping List for Spinach Salad Ingredients:

Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe:

  • White wine vinegar
  • Raspberry jam (or strawberry)
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Spinach Apple Salad:

  • Baby spinach
  • Apple
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped walnuts

Optional Protein Add Ins:

Up next, how to make this low calorie salad in 5 minutes or less…

How to Make a Spinach Salad

This healthy spinach salad recipe makes a wonderful lunch or side dish. The nutrition is based off 2 cups of spinach salad, but you could easily cut it in half for a low calorie side dish.

Meal Prep Tips: Make the spinach salad dressing recipe ahead of time, it’s great on day #2 or #3. Just add it all to a jar, seal and shake and marinate in the fridge. Then, add the remaining ingredients to travel friendly salad containers (see below) and you’re set for lunches all week!

I love making this spinach salad dressing in a mason jar. All you have to do is add the ingredients, seal, shake and pop in the fridge. It’s almost too easy, and you don’t need any fancy salad dressing containers.

How to Make Spinach Salad:

  1. In a small bowl, or a mason jar, add the spinach salad dressing ingredients. Whisk together, or tightly seal the jar and shake well.
  2. To each plate add 1/2 the spinach, 1/2 the apples, 1 tablespoon cranberries and 1 tablespoon walnuts.
  3. Drizzle the raspberry vinaigrette over the salad and serve cold.

Special Tip: You can find the directions, ingredients, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card below. We gathered up all the helpful information and added it all to a sharable recipe card to make this spinach salad easy.

We love to take this yummy salad to work for lunch. It travels very well and makes a wonderful healthy lunch. Best of all, it’s not a salad that you need to toss in dressing… so bringing the salad dressing separate (see above for a great lunch box) will help keep your greens crispy. So you never have soggy salad.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for our Low Calorie Spinach Salad…

Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe

This low calorie apple spinach salad is just 157 calories for 2 cups… That’s practically a meal! Be sure to see all the healthy add-in proteins if you do choose to have this salad for a full meal. And don’t be shy about doubling the recipe too!

This yummy spinach salad dressing can be used on any salad, try it with raspberry or strawberry jam to keep your tastebuds guessing.

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Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe

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This is the best ever spinach salad recipe! It's only 157 calories for over 2 cups, and is vegan and gluten free!
Our Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe makes a great side dish, lunch or dinner.
Try adding in some protein if you plan on enjoying this as a main course.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servinghs
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
  

Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe:

  • 1 ½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry jam or strawberry
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Spinach Apple Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 apple finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Optional Protein Add Ins:

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, or a mason jar, add the spinach salad dressing ingredients. Whisk together, or tightly seal the jar and shake well.
  • To each plate add 1/2 the spinach, 1/2 the apples, 1 tablespoon cranberries and 1 tablespoon walnuts.
  • Drizzle the raspberry vinaigrette over the salad and serve cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 16.9gProtein: 3.7gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 353mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 10.6gCalcium: 68mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Main Course
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Nutrition and Calories in Spinach Salad Recipes

We love making low calorie salads for lunches, dinners, and side dishes. This recipe for baby spinach is no different.

Now… we understand that the calorie count is super low, and this is for 2 cups of salad. I can already feel the hate mail coming. No, 157 calories is not enough for a meal, so add some protein (see above for vegetarian, vegan, and animal protein options).

You could also double the serving if you want to enjoy this low calorie salad recipe as a full meal. Or you can serve it as a yummy side dish.

Nutrition and Calories in Spinach Salad Recipes

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