Freedom Friday: Ultimate Spinach Salad

March 14, 2014

In life and in food if there is something that grabs me it is color, and lots of it. I have never understood eating blandly-colored food. We eat first with our eyes, yes? So why not feast our eyes on something delicious and let our taste buds do the hack work? Spinach alone can be boring to gaze upon, but not if you add some of the most vibrant colors known to the world- bright reds, yellows and even some bright oranges make an appearance in this feast-worthy, main dish salad!

 best spinach salad

Ultimate Spinach Salad

Serves 2 Hungry Eaters

6 cups of raw spinach, cleaned and patted dry

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes

2 large tomatoes, cleaned and sliced thick

2 large bell peppers, slice lengthwise then cut in half

2 allergen-free veggie burgers (like these from Sunshine Burger!), grilled and sliced thin

4 heaping tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes

Infused olive oil (we chose the Harissa olive oil from The Crushed Olive!)

Ground Black Pepper

Sea Salt


Divide and layer all dry ingredients (except sun-dried tomatoes) with the burgers and sliced tomatoes as the base

Add sun-dried tomatoes on top

Drizzle olive oil and balsamic on the salad and plate edges, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper

*We added grilled tofu and vegan “bacon” bits to Chris’ salad –but these ingredients are in NO WAY allergen-free.*


Enjoy- happy Friday and a safe weekend to all!

Also in Freedom Friday: 5 Reasons We Love Nutritional Yeast

Gluten Free Mug Pound Cake

Mini Sriracha Empanada Appetizers 


Photo: Kate Coffey








Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.


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