Spinach Salad with Cilantro-Lime vinaigrette

by Erica Dinho on August 6, 2009

saladEven though I created this recipe almost two months ago, the ingredients are perfect right now. Summer is the season for great salads.


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(4 -6 servings)

  • 4 cups pre-washed spinach
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cup shredded carrots
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a blender, combine the lime juice, ground cumin, white vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. To serve, place spinach in a large platter. Top with cucumber, radishes, onion,tomato, carrots and feta cheese.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad and season with salt and pepper.
  4. I would like to submit this recipe for this week blogger secret ingredient: Lime. Hosted by Jen of My Kitchen addiction.
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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gera @ SweetsFoods August 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

No doubt that is a refreshing salad recipe…. So many vitamins and colors in there :)




2 Soma August 6, 2009 at 4:14 PM

This is what i can use now.. we are doing only salads these days. like the cumin in it. the so familiar spice for me.


3 Danielle August 6, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Oh Erica this is right up my alley!!! i absolutely love cilantro (I could stick my face in a bunch and just inhale all day long). the only thing is, im not fond of feta, so I’d have to use Ranchero Queso Fresco. I’m going to give this a try next week for my weekly salad night dinner. thank you :)


4 Oysterculture August 6, 2009 at 4:23 PM

This looks just divine, and the cilantro is really the taste of summer in my book!


5 Erica August 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


6 Empar August 6, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Realmente apetitosa!!

Un beso.


7 zerrin August 6, 2009 at 6:52 PM

So healthy and wonderful for summer. we generally eat spinach cooked here, but I love it raw and add often it into green salads. I sometimes make a sandwich from spinach leaves and cheese. I love all these veggies together in this salad.


8 Lynda August 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM

This salad looks so fresh and healthy, perfect for the hot weather we’re having here…love the addition of cumin and cilantro!


9 rebecca subbiah August 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

perfect love it


10 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie August 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM

An excellent summer salad! The Cilantro-lime vinaigrette sounds delicious!


11 Erica August 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Thank you for visiting!!!!


12 Sook August 7, 2009 at 2:07 AM

I am always looking for a great salad recipe and this one looks so delicious and fantastic!! The dressing sounds so good too. Thanks for sharing!


13 Usha August 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM

This is such a colorful and inviting salad, perfect for summer !


14 Lisa August 7, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Gorgeous stuff! I’d love to steal that dressing and use it over some chicken and mangoes.


15 the epicurean's market August 7, 2009 at 7:14 PM

great recipe and love that there’s cumin in it! ~Mina


16 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 8, 2009 at 7:06 AM

I am hosting this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient, and the ingredient this week is lime! You can still enter your recipe, if you are interested – the details are on my site.

The salad looks delicious!


17 Erica August 8, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Thank you Jen!


18 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Great! Thanks for entering this week’s BSI! I will be posting the roundup and winner tomorrow evening sometime. :)


19 Pocky August 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM

I’m always on the look out for a good vinaigrette. I hate almost everything at the store. This looks awesome! Thanks for the recipe.


20 Cucinista August 9, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Nice entry for BSI! Love the colors and flavors.


21 nora@ffr August 12, 2009 at 10:07 AM

colouful and looking delish.. simple and fabulous!!


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