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Cranberry Balsamic Salad

 Cranberry Balsamic Salad
I stock up on cranberries each fall when I visit a cranberry festival. I always have plenty on hand at Christmastime for making special holiday dishes, including this tangy salad. —Patricia Slater, Pefferlaw, Ontario
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium navel oranges, sectioned
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, salad greens, oranges, cheese
  • and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette, orange juice and
  • peel. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cranberries
  • and almonds. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 100 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.