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Simple Spinach Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Simple, fresh and filling, this Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing is a healthy meal we eat several times a week. Perfect for the keto diet, too!

Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing


You know you’re eating keto when you post three salad recipes in a row. 😂


It’s been seven weeks since we began this way of eating, and we’ve learned to keep things much simpler than when we started.


This Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing is a perfect example.


Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

At first, I was making all the keto recipes. Bread, pancakes, zucchini-crust pizza, bagels, cookies. I was excited to try it all! So many great recipes out there.


We slowly realized that the simpler we make it, the easier and more fun it is. I buy a large container of baby spinach leaves and a vacuum-sealed pack of hand-shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco. I make a creamy parmesan dressing that we keep in a mason jar in the fridge. Just a salad made of those three ingredients is filling and super tasty!


So this Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing really is that simple. Here I’ve added cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers as well. Avocado would be fantastic! Any other veggies you like can be tossed on as well.

Whether you’re keto, trying to eat more greens or just love delicious food, you’ll love this Simple Spinach Salad!


Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The salad amounts listed are for one serving, and the dressing is for a full recipe to be kept in the fridge and used as needed. We find that 2 tablespoons of dressing per salad are a perfect amount.


For the salad

  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 4 oz shredded, cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced baby cucumbers

For the dressing

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise , (we use mayo made with avocado oil)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce, (or coconut aminos for keto)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper , (each)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


For the dressing

  1. Mix together all ingredients except parmesan. Add parmesan and mix well. Store in a container in the fridge for use as needed.

For the salad

  1. Assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl and top with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Add additional seasoning if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

Simple Spinach Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Kristy Bernardo
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Thursday 16th of August 2018

Will definitely try! Thanks for sharing


Friday 17th of August 2018

My pleasure, Leros!


Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Such a great salad, love the dressing!

Jennifer Blake

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

I love spinach salad and loving the simplicity of this recipe!


Tuesday 14th of August 2018

What a gorgeous salad! And the Parmesan dressing sounds amazing!

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