summer spinach salad recipe with honey lime dressing and fresh cut corn on the cob, in a white bowl

Summer Spinach Salad Recipe

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American


This is your quintessential summer salad! It’s healthy and bursting with flavor and fresh-cut corn. Serve it alone or add a side of grilled anything. ­čÖé



4 ears of corn, husked, cleaned and boiled or frozen corn, thawed
2 cups spinach
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup raw pistachios

1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt


Remove husks and silks from the corn. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil, then add 1 teaspoon of salt. Place corn in water and boil for 10 minutes, just until corn is tender. Drain and remove the corn from the water. Let cool. Carefully slice corn kernels off of cobs.

Add spinach, tomato, and cucumber to a large salad or serving bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and honey until blended. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and salt. Stir again. Pour dressing evenly over spinach mixture and gently fold. Sprinkle top with corn and pistachios. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: Spinach, Salad, Dressing, Corn, Honey, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Pistachios, Tomato, Cucumber

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