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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


  • 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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

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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!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"good recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

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

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"Best spinach salad dressing ever!"

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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