ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Spinach-and-Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Radishes, and Creamy Mint Dressing (Janie's Spinach Salad)

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Heather Chadduck

Active time 20 mins
Total time 25 mins

Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

With it's rather lengthy title, Janie's Spinach Salad is a mouthful... of goodness! Cucumbers, radishes, and creamy mint dressing toss for a perfectly light, spring salad.


  • 1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby spinach
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

How to Make It

  1. Toss together spinach, romaine, cucumbers, and radishes in a large bowl.

  2. Stir together shallot, vinegar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream, and gradually whisk in half-and-half. Stir in chopped mint, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Top spinach mixture with feta cheese; garnish with mint leaves, and serve with dressing.