Cranberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole30, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Brown / White, Green, Red

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)

Cranberry Spinach Salad

For a perfect Christmas-colored, celebratory salad, we’ve got the Cranberry Spinach Salad Recipe! Salads are great palate cleansers. It’s like giving your taste buds a clean slate before another flavorful meal – What a necessity for this season’s feasting!

Cranberry Spinach Salad

The visions of vibrant green and red colors, mixed together, also features a perfect blend of tang and sweet, complemented by a mild kick from shallots, and further enhanced by the caramel-like, crunch of seeds and nuts. It’s altogether refreshing, cleansing and light!

The good news is, it only requires a concise preparation. Hence, for all its goodness, a worthy must-have in the menu.

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Our tangy dressing is a mix of vinegars with notes of grapes and apples, extra-virgin olive oil, and honey. Each ingredient is a health grocer staple for reasons we are, perhaps, already well-informed of. 

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Spinach is rich with the needed nutrients for a healthy body. The star ingredient of this salad is the cranberries and the dried ones feature a stronger, tarty-sweet flavor. Cranberries have antioxidants and vitamins that support weight loss, serves as the best preventive natural source of urinary tract infection, and a kidney cleanser. Not to mention that including them in your diet may also reduce the risk of heart disease due to polyphenols. So, without further ado, here’s a healthy and refreshing salad recipe for you and your family.

Cranberry Spinach Salad

A flavorful and celebratory salad indeed! This recipe showcases a vibrant green and red color, making it perfect to serve during Christmas celebrations. It also features the perfect blend of tang and sweet that’s complemented by a mild kick from the shallots and finishes up with a caramel-like and crunchy goodness of seeds and nuts. A light and refreshing holiday treat that works as a wonderful palate cleanser.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 209kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Salad Bowl

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon shallots finely minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)

For the Salad:

  • 16 oz baby spinach
  • ½ cup sliced almonds toasted
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until homogenous.
  • In a salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and toss in the dressing. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • It’s important to dress the salad right before serving it. Otherwise, you might end up with a soggy salad. Thus, feel free to make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make and serve the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5317IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg

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The Husband

The Husband

Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.
 

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