Basil Spinach Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This delightful salad is easy to prepare and a wonderful and light addition to any meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Hard boil eggs, peel and set aside.
  2. Wash spinach, removing tough ends, and tear into bite size pieces and place in large salad bowl.
  3. Add chiffonade of basil to spinach.
  4. Wash the mushrooms and slice thin, add to salad bowl.
  5. Wash tomato, dice; adding to salad bowl.
  6. Peel, pit and slice avocado, lengthwise, place in salad bowl along with feta cheese.
  7. Remove about 1 teaspoon of lime zest, cut lime in half and juice.
  8. In a blender jar, combine the lime zest and juice with remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette, pulse until thoroughly blended, pour over salad ingredients tossing to coat.
  9. Divide salad mixture into 4 equal portions and place on chilled salad plates.
  10. Thinly slice egg and garnish each salad with egg slices.
  11. Add a few grinds of fresh black pepper and serve.
Most Helpful

I am rating the dressing, not the salad as a whole. Delicious, but I found I needed 1/2 cup of olive oil, instead of the 1/4 it called for when using on a lettuce, pepper, tomato and feta salad. Nice southwestern flair!

Cook4_6 March 22, 2012

I loved this salad; it's the perfect blend of tart, salty and tangy for me. The soft blandness of the avocado, hard-cooked egg and mushrooms are perfect companions to the slightly acidic tomato, sweet basil and salty cheese. I really liked the tart vinaigrette itself and plan to use it on other salads as well. This was an outstanding recipe; thanks so much!

EdsGirlAngie March 01, 2005

Delightful! I enjoyed this well balanced, refreshing salad. The only thing, I sauteed my shitake mushrooms before adding to the salad. They are not to be eaten raw from the research I`ve done. I used herb and pepper goat cheese in place of the feta. It gave a nice creaminess to the salad. The vinaigrette was nice and light. The lime yummy! I cut the black pepper to 1/2 teaspoon and blended it in the blender.

Rita~ February 25, 2005