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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad Recipe

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

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parksville
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
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"good recipe."

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Mrs. BPW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

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lurky27
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

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

~ Theresa"

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laurak0316
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"Best spinach salad dressing ever!"

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frangakis
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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