This summer spinach salad recipe with tomato and corn was one of the first gems I discovered in a pile of old cookbooks I was gifted by my Father.
It’s an oldie but a goodie that I just love so much! I know 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.
I could see what he was up to, and I had to chuckle. But it wasn’t working. Long story short, guess who got all the cookbooks? 😉
Why I love this Salad
Summer is the perfect time for this beauty. It’s a chockful of fresh, healthy ingredients. It’s just so lovely. And once I start, I can’t stop eating it.
Why do I love this salad? Let me count the ways. Fresh kernels right off the cobb. Healthy and satisfying spinach drizzled in flavorful dressing with a touch of sweetness. And finally, cilantro. Ahhh, the end of a perfect story.
It’s just so darn wholesome, fresh, and totally delicious.
Spinach Salad Ingredients
The spinach, fresh corn, lime, jalapeño, and cilantro are such a delicious combination! All my favorite flavors in one bowl!
For the best results, use the freshest ingredients you can.
I love to cut the kernels right off the freshly cooked cob.
Fresh corn is a nutritional powerhouse that boasts several healthy qualities.
It is rich in dietary fiber and contains essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C for immune support, B vitamins for energy metabolism, and potassium for heart health.
Commonly known as a superfood, spinach is loaded with fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants.
It is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins 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.
Pistachios are a nut with numerous health benefits.
They are packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and contain a combination of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium.
You can find shelled pistachios at stores like Costco, specialty grocery stores, health food stores, or online.
Delicious Salad Dressing
This yummy recipe contains lime juice, honey, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and a sprinkle of salt. The flavor is as fresh as summer!
Homemade salad dressings have so many healthy qualities that differentiate them from store-bought counterparts.
You have complete control over the ingredients, so you can be assured it’s healthy and dial up or down the spice and flavor to suit your liking.
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.Print
Nutrition Label. The nutritional values listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card. Actual amounts may vary.
What to Serve with Spinach Salad
If you are a spinach lover like I am, you must try these delicious spinach stuffed portobello mushrooms.
More Salad Recipes
I hope you enjoy all the flavors of this healthy spinach salad as much as I do. Leave a comment below, and let me know if you make it for your next gathering.
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