This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was inspired by the iceberg salads served at Japanese steakhouses across the U.S. Add shrimp for lunch or a light supper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine onion, oil, vinegar, ginger, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. Process until combined.

  • Toss spinach, carrot and bell pepper with the dressing in a large bowl until evenly coated.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 5 days.

Note: Baby spinach is immature or young spinach--it's harvested earlier than large-leaved mature spinach. We like the sturdy texture of mature spinach in cooked dishes and serve tender, mild-flavored baby spinach raw or lightly wilted. Baby and mature spinach can be used interchangeably in these recipes (yields may vary slightly); be sure to remove the tough stems from mature spinach before using.

Weights & Measures
10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw
10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 8.8g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 3.6g; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; vitamin a iu 10607.3IU; vitamin c 59.9mg; folate 156.7mcg; calcium 82.3mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 65.5mg; potassium 557mg; sodium 387.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
My favorite salad recipe! I love this dressing! Reminds me of a tasty ginger dressing at Japanese restaurants. I added more carrot and bell pepper and also topped it with shrimp and snow peas sauteed in soy sauce and garlic. YUM! Pros: Easy nutritious tons of flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
fantastic! i substituted sesame oil added a few red pepper flakes and tossed with slightly warmed & wilted fresh spinach. ridiculously easy & delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick easy delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delish! Whipped up the dressing in my Magic Bullet and skipped all the chopping & mincing. Had some zing to it but not too spicy. Very colourful. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Super Easy and has great flavour I made this salad and found it was super quick to whip up and had great flavour and was nice and light. This is going to make it into my regular weekly routine. Read More