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This tasty spinach salad is made with sweet pomegranate seeds, tart apples, salty Parmesan, crunchy almonds, and a homemade creamy poppy seed dressing!

Ok I have to admit, I’m normally not a big spinach salad person. Usually, I lean towards crunchy romaine or hearty kale salad. But tender spinach is the perfect base for all of these tasty toppings!

spinach salad recipe

Alexia, the company that makes my most favorite sweet potato fries, just came out with a new line of premium side dishes and they’re going to knock your socks off. Not only are they gluten-free and non-GMO project verified (woohoo!) but the ingredients they use are the cream of the crop. Think of these dishes as… starch alternatives. Basically, you get your carb fix in a lower carb kind of way. I know, it’s magic. It’s the perfect thing to pair with this salad!

How to Make Poppy Seed Dressing

The star of this salad is the homemade poppy seed dressing and luckily, it’s quite simple to make! Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Whisk together all the ingredients until incorporated, then store in an air tight container in the fridge.

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spinach salad recipe

Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Author: Liz Thomson

Description

This tasty spinach salad is made with sweet pomegranate seeds, tart apples, crunchy almonds, and a homemade creamy poppy seed dressing!


Ingredients

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For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

For the Salad

  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 oz shaved pecorino romano cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients until incorporated, then store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  2. Slice the granny smith apple into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Toss the spinach with the apple, pomegranate seeds, almond slices, and cheese, if using.
  4. Top with dressing just before serving.

Notes

The cheese is totally optional. If you leave it off, you may want to add a tiny pinch of sea salt to your salad at the end.

Also, you might not need all the dressing but you can store the leftovers in the fridge!

cutting veggies

Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here eating this delicious plate of awesomeness.

Looking for more salad recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

chopped salad

Chopped Ranch Salad

panera chopped salad

What are your favorite side dishes to serve with a delicious salad?