a bowl of tomato spinach salad with parmesan on a beige towel
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Tomato Spinach Salad

A chopped spinach salad with sliced cherry tomatoes, shaved Parmesan and a light basil balsamic vinaigrette, tossed and enjoyed fresh.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner side, easy lunch, salad, side dish
Servings: 2 -4
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Mikayla M


Salad Ingredients

  • 6 cups spinach chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1/2 tbs fresh basil, finely sliced about 2-3 leaves


Vinaigrette Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously until it comes together, a minute or two. Set aside.

Salad Instructions

  • Wash and dry spinach, then chop roughly and add to a bowl.
  • Slice tomatoes in half and shave cheese, set both aside separately.
  • Lightly salt the spinach and pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette around the outside of the bowl. Toss the spinach in a folding motion, gently incorporating the vinaigrette until it is all lightly coated.
  • Keep in large bowl for serving, or portion spinach into individual serving bowls. Add toppings to top of spinach.
  • Lightly drizzle another teaspoon or two of vinaigrette over the top of the tomatoes and Parmesan once added.
  • Serve immediately.


*Nutrition facts are based upon 2 servings


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8928IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 3mg