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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Cranberry Dressing


"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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15 m servings 124 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  • * 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

Per Serving: 124 calories; 7.6 g fat; 14.8 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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-cran...

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 l...

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.

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 recycl...

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 instea...

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 pin...

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...