Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

Enjoy a patriotic Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe (colors of Ireland flag). Fresh and delicious, with spinach, oranges, pears, and a tangy salad dressing!

Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

This time of year, I can’t help but think of Irish food. And Irish colors and shamrocks. That is because I’m married to an Irishman, and I have Irish children. So, thus this fantastic Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe.

Colorful Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

Irish Flag Salad

We’re also BIG salad lovers, so this Irish Flag Salad  is big on our list of favorites. Plus, it’s a fun salad to serve company this time of year. [Think St. Patrick’s Day coming up in a few weeks!]

Spinach Salad Recipe

Fresh ingredients in this salad:

  • Spinach
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Feta cheese
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Fresh basil
  • Plus a fabulous dressing

A delicious start to your Irish meal!

Irish Spinach Salad Recipe

Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients!
  2. In a large salad bowl, layer spinach, pears and oranges, feta cheese, pistachio, basil, and dressing. Toss and serve cold!

It’s that easy!

Hosting in 1999

Thinking back to serving company, I came across this lovely photo of Paul and me getting ready to serve our guests.

Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe - Paul and Sandy

Remember the days on Instagram when everyone added subpar photos (you know, not perfect) of in the moment, when you’re actually living life? That’s what I love about my Instagram stories … they are pretty true to what is happening that day. With a few photos or recipes linked in … I often add old photos (like this) to my Instagram stories.

But this salad! It’s fresh and yummy and so colorful!

Easy Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

Anyway, this is us. I don’t know who took this pic of Paul and me in our #2 house. Man, did I love this kitchen. And I wonder what I had taped to my kitchen cabinet. HA. I really wish I could zoom in on that. Looks like a big salad in the white bowl, or maybe pasta since there’s a big pot on the stove.

This was around 1999, I’m thinking. Wow, 20 years ago!

Best Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

More St. Patrick party salads to serve:

All about hospitality

What I learned years ago about hospitality was to make people feel seen. To make them feel valued, loved, included.

I also learned to never expect anything in return … just keep inviting, including, loving, and welcoming people into my life.

Tasty Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

That is what hospitality is.

It’s truly not just a dinner party.

Friends, I challenge you to host a dinner soon. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or even ‘holiday’ related!

Possibly start off the meal with this light starter salad?

Print Recipe
3.5 from 4 votes

Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: green salad, irish salad, St Patrick's Day
Servings: 4



  • 2 oranges cut into slices or supremes
  • 1 pear thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup roasted chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 4 heaping handfuls of spinach


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/3 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Irish Flag Spinach Salad

4 comments on “Irish Flag Spinach Salad Recipe”

  1. It turned out perfect. I followed the recipe , including the dressing but doubled the whole thing for a crowd. I used crumbled goat cheese instead of feta, and added 2 granny Smith apples .
    It was a big hit. I was surprised how quick and easy it was. I used all fresh ingredients, as for the oranges, I used 5 cutie mandarins .

  2. You inspire me to Enjoy having people over more and stress less about my home’s imperfections! It really is about loving people and feeding them – not just food- but acceptance and warmth and love. 
    Is that wallpaper behind your stove and along wall under cabinets?!? It looks like the same wallpaper I loved so so much in our dining room 1998-2015, that my daughter insisted must come down during our 2015 remodel! 

    • It is … and I LOVED that wallpaper so much. It was a really popular print, and we eventually remodeled that kitchen and took it down in 2003! :)

  3. Looks amazing!! Love the photo of you and Paul!!!

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