I serve this spinach salad every year for our Thanksgiving dinner. The flavor of the apples and cinnamon make it great for the season. It's very quick and easy to prepare, too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cranberries, apple, onion, lemon juice, honey, chili powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Let rest for flavors to blend, about 20 minutes. Add spinach and toss to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 41.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
I tried this recipe for the first time last week (on Thanksgiving). It was not reviewed or rated yet so I saw it as a pretty big risk for me! But I came back to review it and there are already 3 others who gave it five stars...and I completely agree! My husband has asked for it every day since and I am making a batch for him to take to work this week for lunch! I added feta cheese to mine and he has tried pecans. I also left out the onion and make it with lemon juice from a bottle and it was still amazing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/26/2017
Perhaps I managed to do something wrong no one at our thanksgiving dinner cared for it. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
I tried this recipe for the first time last week (on Thanksgiving). It was not reviewed or rated yet so I saw it as a pretty big risk for me! But I came back to review it and there are already 3 others who gave it five stars...and I completely agree! My husband has asked for it every day since and I am making a batch for him to take to work this week for lunch! I added feta cheese to mine and he has tried pecans. I also left out the onion and make it with lemon juice from a bottle and it was still amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
I made this salad for our early Thanksgiving this year. Very light simple and full of flavor. I added toasted almonds and it was a huge success amongst adults and children Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2013
I've been on a green juice adventure and decided to use your recipe to make a glass of veggie juice. I did have to tweek it just a bit. Raw cranberries don't peal the apple green onions 1/2 lemon and the spinach (or whatever greens you have). If too tart add another apple or some grapes. Some day I'll make the salad but for now I'm drinking it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
Served for Thanksgiving as a unique way to incorporate cranberries in the meal. It was a light and tasty addition. It will most definitely become a tradition. I substituted Asian pear for the apple as my husband doesn't like apples. It made it fantastic. Give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
This is the best spinach salad I've ever eaten. Thank you thank you for this recipe. I have 2 teenage vegetarians in the house who love fresh spinach. I swapped dried cherries for the craisins because I had them and threw in some toasted almonds for crunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
I served this at Thanksgiving and everyone loved it and asked for more. Bravo! Simple and elegant and the perfect compliment to turkey stuffing potatoes and gravy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
Made this for Thanksgiving as a "bring to." I am NOT a cook and was shocked that everyone really liked this! I even got asked for the recipe so I forwarded your website. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2017
Perhaps I managed to do something wrong no one at our thanksgiving dinner cared for it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2013
A little too sweet...maybe as a summer salad would be better Read More
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