Spinach Salad With Raspberry Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My doctor told me I had to add a little more iron to my diet and since I am not crazy about eating more red meat I found this recipe on the Food Network Website. I love this salad. I add either pecans or walnuts to give it a little more crunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, mustard, vinegar, pepper, garlic salt, dried basil, sugar, and salt until dressing is well combined.
  2. In another large bowl, combine the spinach, mushrooms, strawberries, and red onion.
  3. Add the dressing and toss well.
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I have never rated a recipe below a four and I feel bad about rating this recipe a one. No one in my family enjoyed this salad. I even placed walnuts I top. I used to bags of baby leaf spinach which is a little more over four cups. I am not sure if it is a misprint but four cups of oil is way to much to the only 2 teaspoons rasberry vinegar. It was to oily for our taste and you couldn't taste any of the other ingredients. I sure hope someone else will give this recipe a try and not be discourage from this review. Thanks for posting! I do enjoy trying new things.

Audrey M June 30, 2003

I made 2 batches of this: 1 strickly as written, the other I played around with the ingrediants, I have come to the conclusion, that the problem is definatly the 4 cups olive oil. The 2ns batch, I reduced to 1/4 cup of olive oil and it came out much better. You might want to re-check that recipe and be sure it calls for 4 cups of oil - because that really is a LOT of oil, even for an oil and vinegar recipe. The magazine might have been a misprint, but 1/4 cup of oil seems to be right. If you revise the recipe, I will be more than happy to re-write this review with a much better rating, but written as is, I have to rate it a one star. Sorry! Please reconsider the amount of oil.

Mimi Bobeck July 05, 2003

I tried making the dressing with 1/2 cup raspberries pureed in my blender. It turned out too thick, so I added 1/2 sqeezed lime and it added a great kick to the over all taste.

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