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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 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 121 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, toss spinach, cranberries and green onions. In a small bowl, combine sugar, onion, poppy seeds and paprika; whisk in the vinegars and oil. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with almonds; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Spinach Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 121 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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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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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

good recipe.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

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

~ Theresa

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

Best spinach salad dressing ever!

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