Baby Spinach Salad With Creamy Dijon Dressing

spinach-dijon-salad Photo: Tina Rupp


  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, sliced, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3 medium red onion, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 ripe diced peeled avocado


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the first 8 ingredients (through Worcestershire sauce). Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve. (The dressing can be made up to 2 days ahead.)

2. When you're ready to serve the salad, place the spinach in a large salad bowl. Top with the bell pepper, onion, and avocado pieces. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss together gently to combine.

    Prep: 10 minutes.

    Try this tangy dressing on any flavorful greens.

  • Yield: Makes 5 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 tablespoons dressing)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 114
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 13g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 2mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 327mg
Calcium per serving: 73mg

Good to Know

No one will be able to turn down their veggies with this creamy but healthy dressing. Baby spinach is an excellent source of folate, which plays an important role in heart health.