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How to Make Hawaiian Spinach Salad

Very easy Hawaiian Spinach Salad with homemade Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette dressing. Perfect as an appetizer. The homemade Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette aroma is very appealing. Do not skip this part nor use a ready-made dressing. If you want the dressing to be less sour, you can add 2 tbsp of the red wine vinegar and a tablespoon as needed. You may also garnish with any nuts if preferred. Join me in learning how to make this simple and healthy Hawaiian Spinach Salad!

How to Make Hawaiian Spinach Salad


Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 – 3 tbsp red wine vinegar (gradually pour as needed)
  • Dash of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 5 – 6 tbsp oil from sun-dried tomatoes (pour gradually while mixing)
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey (adjust to taste)

Spinach Salad

  • 3 oz baby spinach (or regular spinach)
  • ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato vinaigrette (from the above homemade dressing)
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp feta or goat cheese crumbles


Make the Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Chopping sundried tomatoes on a cutting board

Finely minced the sun-dried tomatoes and place them in a medium-sized non-reactive bowl, put the rest of the ingredients except olive oil and sugar or honey. Whisk with a wire whip until well blended. Slowly pour the oil until fully incorporated. Add the sugar (or honey) and mix well. Do a taste test and add more sugar (or honey) as needed. Set aside for later.


adding home made sun-dried tomato vinaigrette to spinach salad

In a large bowl or salad bowl, place the baby spinach and slices of red onions. Add the sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing and toss until well combined. Place onto a plate and garnish with feta or goat cheese and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle a little more dressing to the cheese and tomatoes. Enjoy!

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Danny Lohr
Danny Lohr
Danny Lohr

Excellent recipe!

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