Here’s a super easy spinach salad with delicious sweet-tart pineapple dressing. The dressing REALLY makes this salad stand out in the crowd. If you haven’t tried my pineapple dressing, I urge you to give it a try sometime. It goes very well on any green salad. Below are videos showing how to make this salad and dressing. Written recipe follow the videos. No measurements are needed in the salad ingredients. Make as little or as much as you need!
Easy Spinach Salad with Pineapple Dressing
Fresh spinach, washed and spun dry
Red onion, sliced or chopped
Red or green bell pepper, diced
Diced apple (with peel)
Sweetened dried cranberries or cherries, optional
Toasted walnuts or sliced almonds, optional
½ cup canned pineapple with juice*
1 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Prepare dressing: Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Store extra dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
* Any type of canned pineapple can be used, whether it’s crushed, tidbits, chunks, or rings. Fresh pineapple may also be used, but you may need to add a tablespoon or two of water to help it to blend smoothly.
Prepare salad: With this recipe, make any amount of salad that you need. Simply arrange fresh, washed spinach on a serving platter or bowl. Top with desired amount of onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, diced apple, avocado slices, and toasted nuts, if desired. Drizzle with dressing or serve it on the side. Enjoy!