Special Spinach Salad Recipe
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Special Spinach Salad Recipe

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I always get compliments when I serve this refreshing salad during the holidays. The creamy dressing is perfect with the colorful cranberries and crunchy nuts. —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 364 calories, 28g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, vinegar, sour cream and mustard. Divide spinach among four salad plates; drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts and cranberries. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Special Spinach Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p41

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 247602
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"Loved! I had some spinach I needed to use up, and my go-to salad usually has a poppyseed dressing. This dressing will definitely make the regular rotation for me. I think this would also be great with pecans."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1289836 128781
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"This recipe has become a family favorite. We love it!"

Wildehome User ID: 243609 97055
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Made this recipe for Thanksgiving - whole family absolutely loved it! Can not wait to make it again!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 61301
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"So easy, delicious, & healthy!

~ Theresa"

bamc626 User ID: 4681494 150831
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Very refreshing and colorful. I especially loved the dressing. Everytime I served it, I had to share the recipe. Wonderful"

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