Spinach Salad with Granola Topper


Preparation info

  • Servings:


    side salads
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in

Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

  • About

If you find yourself with an annoyingly small amount of granola left over, this is a perfect recipe for it. It’s a quick and simple three-ingredient salad with a homemade dressing that brings all the ingredients together. You can use almost any granola for this recipe, but I would avoid the granola recipes with chocolate.


  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk (or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Small handful of dried cranberries
  • ½ cup granola


    1. Whisk together the yogurt with the lemon juice, buttermilk, honey, and a Pinch of salt. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute normal milk, but buttermilk works best.
    2. Divide spinach between two bowls and sprinkle with a few dried cranberries.
    3. Drizzle salad dressing over greens and top salads with granola of your choice.