Spinach Salad with White Balsamic


This is one of my favorite salads!  I love it because it’s so simple. Spinach, roasted pine nuts, dried cranberries and avocado dressed with the most incredible white balsamic vinaigrette.

spinach salad with white balsamic

When making any recipe with so few ingredients it is important to make sure those ingredients are very high quality. I can’t rave enough about the Prelibato White Balsamic Vinegar we use here at The Organic Kitchen…it’s smooth and creamy unlike the acidic white balsamic vinegars found at the grocery store, which are usually a blend of white grapes and distilled vinegar. Prelibato White Balsamic vinegar is made from white or golden grapes which are aged in wooden vats for 12 years to develop it’s rich flavor.

Be sure to use a high quality extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic. Some people avoid using fresh garlic because they don’t like the smell garlic leaves on their hands. To see a quick and easy way of solving this problem watch this 90 second video.

This is Maldon flaked sea salt. We use it in our dressing and then take a pinch between our thumb and index finger and grind a little onto our salad just before serving!

spinach salad with white balsamic


The Recipe: Spinach Salad with White Balsamic

You will need: White Balsamic (preferably Prelibato White Balsamic)  and Sea Salt ( Affiliate links)

Spinach Salad with White Balsamic
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A simple and amazingly delicious salad that goes with just about any entree!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • Salad:
  • 1 5oz bag organic baby spinach
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • handful dired cranberries
  • White Balsamic dressing (recipe below)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • White Balsamic Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3T Prelibato white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Generous pinch Maldon Flaked Sea Salt
  • a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
  1. Salad:
  2. Place all salad ingredients on a platter.
  3. Dressing:
  4. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk till emulsified.
  5. Lightly dress salad and toss.
  6. Place salad on plate and 'finish' by placing a pinch of sea salt between the thumb and index finger and gently rub the fingers together sprinkling the salt lightly over the salad. Eat and enjoy!


For healthy and beautiful recipes like this one please take a look at my cookbooks, available in hardcover, and ebook format! ~ Linda Spiker

The dishes and accessories in this post are from my favorite store Anthropologie

Spinach Salad with White Balsamic



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Post tags: salads, avocado, avocados, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vegetables, vegetable

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