Spinach and Red Onion Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This simple salad was one of the first that my mother in law served to me. She has a way with spinach!”


  • fresh spinach leaves, washed and spun dry
  • 1mediumred onion, thinly sliced
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Dressing

  • 1/4 cupred wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cupextra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • garlic-flavored croutons
  • Directions

  • Place spinach in large bowl.
  • Top with onions, cheese, and dressing.
  • Add croutons.
  • Toss and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “I was hoping this was a chilled salad when I clicked on the name…I adore spinach salads but never cared for the hot bacon dressing. I loved this recipe, I added some micned garlic and cubed chicken breast and served this with garlic taost and it was fantastic. Thank you! “

  • “Excellent simple salad, I made my own garlic croutons and added some tomatoes and chopped sweet peppers because I had it as a maincourse. The Parmesan was a nice addition. A very healthy meal it was!!”

  • “Lovely fresh flavoured salad! loved the red onion and parmesan cheese.I added halved cherry tomatoes and roasted walnuts.We particularly liked the plain vinegar and oil dressing which finished it perfectly.Thanks for posting, I will be making it again.”

  • “This is an excellent salad that lets the flavor of the spinach shine through.I didn’t have croutons on hand and just omitted them.I also added a few halved grape tomatoes.The salad was light, fresh and wonderful next to a heavy main dish of recipe #65396.”

  • “YUM! What a great spinach salad, and so simple. I was happy to see that there was no bacon or sugary dressing here. Loved this. Thanks for posting, s’kat! “

  • “This is such an elegant, yet simple salad. I used baby spinach and added some grape tomatoes. The onions add such a nice flavor and so does the parmesan cheese. This is a keeper. Thanks!”