This Summer Spinach Salad Recipe was one of the first gems I discovered in a pile of old cookbooks I was gifted. It’s an oldie, but a goodie that I just love! I hope you will too.
When my parents were somewhere in their seventies, before my Mom’s Alzheimer’s struck, my Dad was on a cookbook buying spree. I think he was trying to encourage her to try new recipes and foods. (wink, wink.)
I could see what he was up to, and I had to chuckle. But, it wasn’t working. Probably because cooking was getting old for her. And I don’t blame her.
Meanwhile, I was just hitting my stride. I was interested in trying new foods, and recipes for myself and my family.
Long story short, guess who got all the cookbooks? Yup, moi. 😂
Until now, I had not made it in over 10 years, but I could not forget it. The spinach, fresh corn, lime, jalapeño, and cilantro are such a delicious combination! All my favorite flavors in one bowl! Here are some of the ingredients …
Healthy Salad Ingredients
Commonly known as a superfood, spinach is loaded with fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants. It is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, C, K1, folic acid, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
These red beauties are an important source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been associated with many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also good for an ample supply of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
High in beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, cucumbers also contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber. Eating cucumbers may aid in hydration, digestive regularity, and lower blood sugar levels.
A Go-To Party Salad
This is the perfect entertaining salad because it makes a beautiful and colorful statement and has summer written all over it. It would pair well at your next barbeque, pizza party, picnic, or potluck.
I hope you enjoy all the flavors of this healthy spinach salad as much as I do. Let me know if you make it for your next gathering! Leave a comment below, or tag me @bebraveandbloom or use or #bebraveandbloom.
For More Information
Be sure to consult a registered and licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or certified nutrition specialist if you have questions about ingredients and how they fit into your personal nutrition plan.