This is a pretty and simple spinach salad that can be made in 10 minutes.  No massive bits of wisdom or revelation, no tricks of the trade, just an attractive salad you can turn to time and time again. But even a salad as simple as this is but a boilerplate for whatever you have around, or feel inspired by at the market.

Pair this with Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms for a lovely vegetarian lunch or dinner. Or serve it with Pan Fried Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes for a totally different kind of meal!

Spinach and Radish Salad with Feta / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman /

Don’t feel like spinach?  Use arugula, or mesclun or slivered romaine. Don’t have feta?  Goat cheese is great, as is crumbled cotija or queso fresco.  Ricotta salata, also super groovy.

Spinach and Radish Salad with Feta / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman /

Use any radishes you like –  if you can find watermelon radishes, use them; they are gorgeous, fully living up to their name.  A mix makes this simple salad very eye catching. Choose an olive oil you really like here – there are so few ingredients in this salad that the olive oil becomes a starring player.

Spinach and Radish Salad with Feta / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman /

Here are some more of my favorite simple salads:

Spinach and Radish Salad with Feta

What's green and white and red all over? This perfect little side salad.
Yield: 4 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • ¼ pound feta cubed


  • In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, honey, thyme, and salt and pepper. Add the spinach and radishes to the bowl, and lightly toss. Add the feta cubes, and gently toss again. Serve in the bowl, or if you like, transfer to a serving platter.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3466IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

Made this recipe? Post a photo of your delicious creation on Instagram with our hashtag #dinnersolved


Rate & Comment

Recipe Rating