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Cranberry Balsamic Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

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
Cranberry Balsamic Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, salad greens, oranges, cheese and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette, orange juice and zest. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cranberries and almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 100 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • kimspacc
    Dec 29, 2019

    Flavorful and easy to make!

  • cast_iron_king
    Jan 14, 2019

    This is a nice combination of flavors for a salad. I actually used only spinach leaves for this, with no other greens. The combination of cranberry, citrus, feta, and balsamic really brought them to life. Would go good with any salad greens, but really popped with the spinach alone!

  • ebramkamp
    Jun 16, 2015

    This is delicious!!!!! It has a nice tart/sweet combination with the oranges and cranberries. The feta cheese gives it a bit of saltiness. The second time I made it I used more spinach and less mixed greens because that's what I had on hand. It was just as good as the first time. My husband and I loved it.