With 8 simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep time, this spinach-based salad brings a little California sunshine to any dinner table.

California Spinach Salad

There’s nothing better— or healthier— than a refreshing spinach salad (just watch out for these!). On a bed of dark, nutritious greens, this California-inspired creation is topped off with creamy avocado, crunchy bell peppers, and a delicious homemade dressing. Healthy dinners never tasted so good!

Spinach Salad Photo by Danielle Karagannis

Serves 4

What You’ll Need:

8 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 avocados
3 handfuls of alfalfa sprouts
2 bell peppers

For the dressing:

1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 medium lime, juiced
1/4 cup chopped chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (about 1/3 of a medium pepper)
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pepper, to taste

What to Do:

  1. Pile on the desired amount of spinach leaves in a salad bowl or plate.
  2. Slice up the avocado and the bell pepper, and add to salad.
  3. Sprinkle a handful of alfalfa sprouts on top.
  4. Make dressing. There are two ways to do this: If you have a small food processor or blender, throw all of the ingredients in it and pulse until well-combined. If doing things by hand, chop all ingredients very finely and stir until well-combined.
  5. Drizzle over the salad and toss to combine.
Send Me the Ingredients! Powered by Popcart

Like Us On Facebook



Search Loading

Nice share!

Like us on Facebook while you're at it.

Don't have to tell me twice! I'm already a Greatist fan.

That's an awesome pin you chose.

Find more like it by following us on Pinterest!

Don't have to tell me twice! I already follow Greatist.