Cranberry Pear Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
A few moments are all you need to toss together this pretty salad and tangy classic dressing. It's a perfect way to round out holiday meals. —Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina


  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 medium pears, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cranberries and pears. In a blender, combine the vinegar, sugar, onion, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and paprika; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Add sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 189 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.