Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

A festive flavorful Spinach Salad! With these pretty red and green colors this is the perfect salad to serve for a Christmas party. It has the perfect blend of sweet, savory, toasted flavor and crunchy goodness. You'll love every last bite of it!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salad recipe, Spinach Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Salad

  • 16 oz baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Sesame Seed Dressing

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp finely minced shallot
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds , toasted
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the dressing: In a bowl or jar whisk together white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. 

  2. Stir in olive oil, honey, shallot, sesame seeds and optional poppy seeds until mixture is well blended.

  3. For the salad: Add spinach, almonds and cranberries to a salad bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss. Serve immediately after adding dressing.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted fromĀ Allrecipes