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Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 6 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)
Look no further - this Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette salad recipe is the perfect, simple summer side dish. One online reviewer says, "LOVE this salad! Incredibly simple to prepare, intensely flavorful, and the entire family loved it. This will surely become a go-to side on busy weeknights."

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup vertically sliced red onion

Nutrition Information

  • calories 66
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 5.2 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 147 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add 6 cups spinach and red onion; toss to coat.

  2. Spinach-Pasta Salad Variation: Cook 1/2 cup mini farfalle according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Add garlic vinaigrette, 3 cups baby spinach, and 1/4 cup chopped red onion. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 106; FAT 4g (sat 8g); SODIUM 108mg

  3. Wilted Spinach Variation: Increase garlic to 3 thinly sliced cloves. Heat vinaigrette in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 2 minutes. Gradually add 1 (9-ounce) package fresh spinach; toss until wilted. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 78; FAT 1g (sat 7g); SODIUM 191mg

  4. Spinach Baked Potato Variation: Microwave 4 (6-ounce) Yukon gold potatoes 13 minutes or until tender. Prepare wilted spinach; divide spinach among potatoes. Top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 255; FAT 1g (sat 8g); SODIUM 358mg

Cook's Notes

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