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Best Spinach Salad Recipe

We are introducing you to (what we think) is the very Best Spinach Salad recipe!

white bowl of the best spinach salad

My son Brooks (the original RecipeBoy) has always been a fabulous eater. He wasn’t one of those kids who only ate three things for dinner. He ate what he was served, and as a result he enjoys all kinds of foods as an adult. This best spinach salad recipe is one he made for the RecipeBoy blog way back in 2013. It has all of his favorite things in it!

I’m re-publishing this fabulous salad recipe with new photographs. But if you scroll down toward the end of this post, you will be able to watch a video from Brooks himself. He appears in the video showing how to make this salad. And he was only 12 years old at the time!

ingredients displayed for making the best spinach salad

Salad ingredients needed:

  • fresh spinach leaves
  • cooked chicken
  • goat cheese
  • cooked bacon
  • avocado

four photos showing how to make the best spinach salad

How to make the Best Spinach Salad Recipe:

Add spinach leaves to a bowl. Add cooked chicken and goat cheese. Bacon is added next. And finally add some fresh avocado.

balsamic salad dressing

Vinaigrette ingredients needed:

  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • strawberry jam
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients.

bowl of the best spinach salad

Add the vinaigrette to the salad, and toss.

bowl of the best spinach salad

We have always loved this salad. The salad itself is just a few simple ingredients! The slightly sweet vinaigrette is delicious, and it goes perfectly with the salad. We hope you like it as much as we do. Enjoy!

spinach salad in a bowl

Watch the video below to see RecipeBoy himself (Brooks) in action (when he was only 12 years old) showing you how to make the best spinach salad recipe. He’s a little cutie, isn’t he? 

Here are a few more salad recipes you might like to try:

Best Spinach Salad Recipe
This is my favorite salad recipe ever!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 406 kcal



  • 4 generous handfuls of fresh spinach leaves
  • cups chopped cooked chicken
  • cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jam
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix vinaigrette ingredients together and drizzle on top.
  • Toss and divide between four bowls for serving.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 23gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 503mgPotassium: 615mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3120IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg
Keyword salad, spinach, spinach salad
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Recipe Rating


Monday 11th of March 2013

First time commenter here, I made this salad tonight and it was divine!!! I skipped the avocado because I'd had guacamole for a snack but added a shallot and half a green pepper-- oh my word, this salad is so good! Thank you for sharing!

RecipeBoy's Grandma

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

This looks like a yummy salad recipe even a GF Grandma can enjoy.

Jenny Flake

Sunday 17th of February 2013

Love your video RecipeBoy! Great looking salad and dressing! Yum!

Aunt Susie

Sunday 17th of February 2013

Great job on the video, Brooks! You're a natural!!!


Sunday 17th of February 2013

This is going to be good. Thank you for sharing.