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17 Spinach salads that will make eating your veggies way less boring

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

Spinach salads are packed with nutrients, but they can also be packed with flavor. These spinach salad recipes are truly in a class of their own.

1. Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, Parmesan crisps
and sugared pecans recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Umami bacon, salty Parmesan crisps and sugared pecans make this spinach salad the perfect meal for a lazy summer day.

2. Fig, blue cheese and walnut spinach salad recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Spinach works great with almost any kind of fruit, so it's no surprise this fig salad is so tasty — if figs aren't in season, try another sweet fruit.

3. Easy spinach-goat cheese salad
with pears and walnut vinaigrette recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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If you're a vegetarian, you'll be delighted with this goat cheese spinach salad, which is one of the few recipes you can find that doesn't have bacon involved in some way. (And if you're not a vegetarian, you can always add bacon.)

4. Barbecue pulled pork-cashew salad with blue cheese recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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This barbecue pulled pork spinach salad makes my little Texan heart sing.

5. Spinach ohitashi (Japanese spinach salad with bonito flakes) recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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This cooked Japanese spinach salad brings together the natural flavors of the ingredients with an umami twist.

6. Teriyaki salmon and asparagus spinach salad recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Teriyaki-marinated salmon, fresh asparagus and juicy grape tomatoes are an amazing combo for your next weekend lunch get-together.

7. Wilted spinach salad recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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A wilted spinach salad is great for people who like a little of the bitterness taken out of their spinach. Top it with eggs, red onion and a delish warm bacon vinaigrette, and you've got yourself a meal!

8. Spinach salad with lemon-pepper tuna and fresh berries recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Lemon-pepper tuna complements a variety of fresh berries that are the perfect tart foil to slightly bitter spinach and laid-back farro in this spinach salad packed with omega-3-packed tuna.

9. Everyday spinach salad recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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It's not every day that you come across a salad recipe this simple and packed with nutrients, including protein from sunflower seeds, a variety of fresh veggies and feta cheese for a little punch, but this everyday spinach salad is just that.

10. Strawberry and avocado spinach salad in
raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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You can easily make this strawberry and avocado spinach salad vegan (and healthier) by omitting the bacon.

11. Mandarin-cashew chicken salad with baby spinach recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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This super-easy, Asian-themed mandarin-cashew chicken salad features baby spinach, radishes and red onions.

12. Spinach, blackberry and prosciutto salad
with goat cheese and spicy pecans recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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How do you make prosciutto and goat cheese better? Toss them on a spinach salad with spicy pecans and blackberries.

13. Autumn butternut squash salad with maple-balsamic vinaigrette recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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This healthy fall salad is guaranteed to be the perfect taste of the season, featuring cranberries, almonds, roasted butternut squash and a homemade maple-balsamic dressing.

14. Spinach and beet salad with goat cheese recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Beet lovers, rejoice! This spinach and beet salad gets a little extra zip from a dose of creamy, slightly salty goat cheese.

15. Strawberry-barbecue chicken spinach and quinoa salad recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

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Most people wouldn't think to pair strawberries and quinoa with barbecue chicken in a spinach salad, but it couldn't be a better idea.

16. Spinach salad with avocados and strawberries recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

Strawberries, avocado and a sweet-and-tangy dressing amp up this simple spinach salad.

17. Warm spinach salad with homemade bacon dressing recipe

These are the spinach salad recipes you need to add to your weekly rotation

Is there really anything more to say after homemade bacon dressing?

More inspiring salad recipes

Meatless Monday: Roasted blueberry and arugula salad in 20 minutes
Kale pesto pasta salad makes a perfect vegan picnic dish
Rice bowl salad with chicken and hummus is a healthy layered lunch

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