simple spinach salad

Simple Spinach Salad

Easy Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts and Parmesan and a homemade dressing made with olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and black pepper.  Ready in 15 minutes!  The best salad for a family weeknight dinner.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 203 kcal
Author Julia



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Spinach Salad

  • 6 oz spinach fresh
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shaved



  1. Add dressing ingredients to a medium bowl.  Whisk to emulsify.

Spinach Salad

  1. Add spinach to a large bowl.

  2. Toss with the salad dressing.

  3. Top with toasted pine nuts and shaved Parmesan cheese.  Season with extra black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4035IU81%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.