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Spinach Almond Salad

 Spinach Almond Salad
“I’m asked for the recipe every time I serve this salad. It’s just lovely.” —Jennie Richards, Riverton, Utah
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a blender,
  • combine the sugar, vinegar, onion and salt; cover and process until
  • blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  • Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 284 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.