Rating: 5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
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Sweet fruit is wonderfully accented by the tangy salad dressing. Add leftover cooked chicken or turkey and you've got a wonderful main dish salad.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pomegranate Cranberry Dressing:
Spinach Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pomegranate juice and cranberries in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on HIGH (100% power) for 1 minute. Pour into a blender or food processor. Add onion, garlic and vinegar; puree for a few seconds. Gradually add oil, pureeing for 20 seconds or until smooth and thickened. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

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  • Place spinach in a large serving bowl or platter. Top with apples, cheese and cranberries. Drizzle with Pomegranate Cranberry Dressing immediately before serving (allow about 2 tablespoons/serving). Refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 1 week.

Tips

* Or substitute crumbled blue, goat or gorgonzola cheese.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the dressing ingredients, not just the amount used in the salad.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 2.1mg; sodium 42.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2014
Made this recipe exactly as written and wouldn t change a thing. I had it for lunch yesterday but I think this would make an outstanding dinner salad with grilled shrimp. The pomegranate-cranberry dressing is sensational and I think toasted pecans sprinkled over the top would be a nice addition. Enjoyed very good recipe. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2014
Made this recipe exactly as written and wouldn t change a thing. I had it for lunch yesterday but I think this would make an outstanding dinner salad with grilled shrimp. The pomegranate-cranberry dressing is sensational and I think toasted pecans sprinkled over the top would be a nice addition. Enjoyed very good recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
Excellent! This Spinach Salad was tart sweet and savory. I did use 7-Up to prevent the apples from turning brown. I also used my salad spinner to rinse the spinach. Due to the fact my family likes different amounts of dressing on their salad I served the dressing on the side. Therefore I had a lot of dressing left over. I will definitely make this salad again. Thanks Mazola for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2015
Loved this salad! The dressing was easy to make so flavorful and I didn't have to use a lot of it on the salad which is great since dressings tend to be calorie heavy. I used a clean recycled glass dressing bottle to store the leftover dressing in the fridge. I did substitute extra virgin olive oil for the Mazola because I didn't have vegetable oil on hand. It came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2014
Really tasty salad. I absolutely love pomegranate anything and this was no different. It's a very versatile recipe that is a perfect dish for Fall. Next time I'll try it using goat cheese instead of feta and dried cherries instead of cranberries. This would also be good with pomegranate seeds sprinkled over top or toasted pine nuts. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2017
Delicious! There's something about making your own dressing that makes you feel like a good cook?? The whole family really liked this salad- will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2018
A delicious and healthy salad and the dressing was very good too. I subbed blue cheese for the feta and also added some sweet and spicy pecans that I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2017
Delicious salad. I used freshly prepared pomegranate juice olive oil regular vinegar and had to sub asiago cheese for feta cheese. Also I added some sunflower seeds but walnuts pecans or pine nuts would be great too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
This recipe doubled was a big hit at a holiday party/potluck for 17 people. I added candied walnuts which gave a needed crunch. I would have added finely sliced red onion as well but I knew that one diner was allergic so left that out. I do think it would complement the other ingredients. The dressing is wonderful---but be sure to use a blender that won't leak. I learned the hard way that my food processor was the wrong gadget for this task! Read More