Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
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
Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil. In a large bowl, toss spinach, cranberries and green onions with dressing; sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 121 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.