Spinach Salad with Spicy Honey Dressing Recipe
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Spinach Salad with Spicy Honey Dressing Recipe

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Here's a salad with some zip to it. I've also served the spicy dressing with mixed vegetables, fruit and tossed salads.
Featured In: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salted sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper and garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, parsley, mushrooms, tomatoes, celery, bean sprouts, cheese, sunflower kernels and seasonings.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle desired amount over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftover dressing. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Salad with Spicy Honey Dressing in Country August/September 2001, p49

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Navi66 User ID: 1504030 105258
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"This is an awesome salad!! Every time I make it I get people raving over it and even my marathon running sister can't get enough of it. My husband is super picky and this is his favorite salad. The only thing I take out is the mushrooms as we don't like them uncooked."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 80399
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"A very good salad. I added the salt, pepper and garlic salt to the dressing and omitted the the salt called for in the dressing."

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