Spinach Salad With Dates and Almonds

by Phoebe Green
Spinach Salad With Dates and Almonds

I really want to cook a vegetarian recipe, and I decided last night to try making this spinach salad with dates and almonds. It is light, healthy and has my favourite ingredients, spinach, pita bread and lemon juice.

I thought about making the salad healthier and replace the butter with olive oil. However, I´m glad I did not, as the pita bread tasted so amazing and has a spicy kick.

Spinach Salad With Dates and Almonds

Spinach Salad With Dates and Almonds

Phoebe GreenPhoebe Green
If you want something different for your spinach salad, here's a unique recipe to try. This spinach salad with dates and almonds is worth the try.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Israeli
Servings 4 people
Calories 389 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 100 grams dates quartered
  • 30 grams butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pieces pita bread roughly torn into pieces
  • 75 grams whole almonds roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 150 grams spinach leaves washed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Place the vinegar, red onion and dates in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and mix well with your hands. Leave for 20 minutes and then drain the leftover vinegar.
  • While the dates and red onion are marinating, heat the butter and half of the olive oil in a medium pan. Then add pita bread, almonds and chilli flakes and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the pita bread is crunchy and golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Place the spinach in a mixing bowl, then add dates, red onion, remaining olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Toss gently, season to taste and serve immediately.


Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 3781IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 2mg
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