Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad Recipe
Spinach, toasted almonds, and dried cranberries are tossed with a sweet and tangy, homemade dressing creating a crowd-pleasing spinach salad.
This is a simple salad that can be made in minutes. I use a light raspberry-walnut vinaigrette dressing.
Fabulous salad. It is sweet so I gave it a little balance with crumbled bacon. It is good with or without the addition of bacon...just be mindful that you don't have too much sweetness in the rest of your meal. The salad will really shine if you avoid total sugar overload. This is a KEEPER!!!!
I'm sure this salad was delicious, but I couldn't bring myself to make it as published, instead dressing it with something far less sweet. Since the sugar content isn't part of the nutritional info, you might find it enlightening to know that it contains a whopping 174 g (that's a full cup's worth) of sugar, or 2T per serving, assuming you used sweetened dried cranberries. If you managed to find unsweetened cranberries, you can reduce that figure to a "mere" 96 grams. Having as much or more sugar than your average cupcake qualifies it as more of a dessert. Because salads are typically thought of as healthy, you should know what your'e getting into with this one! Rating is for recipe as published, not with adjustments.
With so many 5 star reviews, I just had to try this salad. It was a big hit with the men and kids alike. Even a girlfriend that said she didn't particularly like spinach, loved it. I will serve this salad again and again. Hats off to you Jamie!!
So incredibly good. You don't need butter or oil or anything to toast nuts/seeds in a skillet, btw. Just vigilance :) This salad is also good with your favorite dressing (for picky eaters, or if you want convenience). I add croutons and often feta or blue cheese when I make this. And I make it several times a week! Thanks, Jamie!
Best salad I've ever tasted, guests agree.