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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad Recipe
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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad Recipe

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If you want something new to try for your Thanksgiving menu, toss this salad together. Fresh spinach leaves are tossed with toasted almonds and dried cranberries and drizzled with poppy seed dressing. It's likely to become a holiday tradition at your house, too. - Michelle Krzmarzick Torrance, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 12 cups)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 121 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Whisk together first six ingredients; gradually whisk in oil. In a large bowl, toss spinach, cranberries and green onions with dressing; sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Cranberry Spinach Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p38


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parksville 89236
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"For some reason, we just didn't like the taste of the dressing for this recipe - we found it too vinegary for us. Sorry!"

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saw-whet 72539
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"good recipe."

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Mrs. BPW 206472
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"This is a wonderful salad for Christmas dinner due to the colors, but perfect anytime."

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lurky27 138230
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"Packed with flavor! We'll be making this often.

~ Theresa"

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laurak0316 57071
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"Best spinach salad dressing ever!"

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frangakis 206471
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"I have made this recipe several times and it has become one of our favorites. Whenever I need a salad to take somewhere, this is my "go to" recipe. It always gets rave reviews."

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