Spinach Salad with Eggs

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Serves 5, 1 1/4 cups per serving

Protein-filled, wallet-friendly eggs make this salad a hit.

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6 cups fresh spinach

3 large eggs

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup canola oil

1 Tablespoon vinegar (any type)

1 Tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon salt


Cutting board

Large bowl

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Medium pot with lid

Sharp knife

Special Materials: Jar with a lid


1. Wash and dry spinach. Remove stems. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.

2. In a medium pot, add eggs. Cover with cold water by one inch. Bring just to a boil. Cover and remove from heat right away. Let sit 15 minutes. Remove eggs. Plunge into cold water to help cool. This will make it easier to peel shells.

3. Peel and slice eggs. Chop slices.

4. In a large bowl, add spinach, eggs, and dried cranberries. Sprinkle cheese on top.

5. In a jar, add oil, vinegar, honey, and salt. Cover tightly with lid. Shake well.

6. Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad. Toss to coat spinach leaves.


If no one is allergic, chop and add cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, cashews) or seeds (pumpkin, sunflower) to salad before tossing. Make double the dressing. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 1 week. Use on other salads or to flavor sandwiches. To save time, cook eggs in advance. Refrigerate until ready to use. Make extra eggs if you like. Use them for breakfast, snack, or to make egg salad.

More About Spinach

How to Select

Choose fresh, crisp, green bunches with no evidence of insect damage.

How to Store

Remove blemished leaves, rinse, dry and refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes for use within 3-5 days. Freeze: Blanch, cool, and freeze in plastic bags.

How to Prepare

Rinse greens in cold water. Dry well; pat between towels, or use a salad spinner. Eat raw: Add to salads, wraps, pitas, and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, saut, stir-fry, braise, or pure. Add to casseroles, soups, dips, sauces, and pasta, rice, and egg dishes. Cook with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.