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Spinach Salad Dressing

This special dressing works on any salad and has just the right sweet-and-sour taste to dress up a lunch salad.—Cindy Harnish, Wexford, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/3 cups


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Fresh spinach leaves


  • Combine the first seven ingredients in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Serve over fresh spinach. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 118 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Lauren
    May 8, 2020

    Upon the recommendations of others, I halved the sugar, and so glad I did! After cutting the sugar, I felt the dressing still too sweet so added some more vinegar and oil. With this reduction of sweetness, it's much more to our liking!

  • Deborah
    May 9, 2019

    I only used half the sugar and it was still too sweet. I like my spinach salad dressing more tangy and less sweet.

  • Georgia
    Apr 30, 2018

    This recipe is excellant, we usually use a store bought salad dressing, but is hard to find, there is only one brand that I know of and only one store that carries it.I found this recipe on your site and tried it is fantastic and easy to make!

  • mt2az
    Jun 1, 2017

    Great dressing ! This is now my "go to" recipe for spinach salad.

  • Ssigame8
    Jan 4, 2015

    I love this dressing! I used it with a spinach mix but more often have used it to marinate chopped veggies: cauliflower , broccoli , peppers, celery, carrots and lots of cilantro.

  • micheleclow
    Jul 21, 2011

    oops. My rating was for the Makeover Spinach Salad Dressing. I've never made this one.

  • micheleclow
    Jul 21, 2011

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  • micheleclow
    Jul 21, 2011

    This is a great lower fat salad dressing. I have it on hand at all times.

  • marisatoddbarton
    Jan 13, 2011

    Loved this dressing recipe! Very easy. I was out of canola oil so used EVO oil - worked fine. We served bacon bits over top the dressing - very yummy! Thanks for sharing!