Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad


This spinach salad is different and so easy to make. Everyone I have made this for raves about it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¾ cup almonds, blanched and slivered

  • 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 2 teaspoons minced onion

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and let cool.

    Almonds cooking in butter in a skillet until lightly toasted.

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  2. Make dressing: Whisk together oil, sugar, cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onion, and paprika in a medium bowl.

    Whisk together oil, sugar, cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onions and paprika in a medium bowl.

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  3. Combine spinach with toasted almonds and cranberries in a large serving bowl. Pour dressing over spinach mixture; toss well.

    very close up on a plate of cranberry spinach salad with nuts


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
24g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 423mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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