Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

YAY for the weekend and it's a 3 day weekend for this girl:)  I get off President's Day...woohoo!!!  This week seemed to take forever to get to the end.

On Vday, I tried a recipe for a new salad that I have never made before and it is yummy!  It's pretty simple to whip together and doesn't take much time either:)

Cranberry, Almond Spinach Salad

- 1 tablespoon of butter
-3/4 c. of silvered almonds
-1 c. dried cranberries
-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
-1/2 c of white sugar
-2 tsp. minced onion
-1/4 tsp paprika
-1/4 c. white wine vinegar
-1/4 c. cider vinegar
-1/2 c. vegetable oil
All the ingredients, except the sugar

1.  In sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Cook and stir almonds in butter until toasted.  Remove from stove and let cool.
Toast the almonds
2.  In a big bowl, mix the spinach, toasted almonds, and the cranberries together.
3.  In a meduim sized bowl, mix together the seasame seeds, sugar, onion, poppy seeds, paprika, white wine vinegar, vegetable oil, and cider vinegar.  Toss with spinach right before serving.

Salad dressing

Here's the salad all plated up!

Yum, yum!
It really was the perfect mix between sweet, crunchy, and tangy!  I would definitely recommend this salad:)  Hope you enjoy your Friday!!!

Until next time!



  1. This salad looks great! I'll have to try it. Maybe this weekend:)!


    1. Yes, this recipe recipe is definitely a keeper!

  2. I la la LOVE salads like these!! Your's looks so great! I cannot wait to try it! I am stopping by from Whipperberry and I would love if you'd visit me too!!


    1. Thanks Amanda for the nice comment and stopping by:) Hope you like the salad!

  3. Oh my gosh that salad looks amazing! I LOVE spinach & almonds & dried cranberries. Totally my kind of salad, I'm gonna need to try this. Pinning!

    1. Yay! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did:) Thanks for stopping!

  4. This looks amazingly good! Would love your your to share and link it up to my healthy recipes on my blog!

    1. I would love to link it up at your party! Thanks Cassidy:)

  5. That looks so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister's Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters

    1. It really is tasty:) I'm glad that I got to link up because there were so many neat project to look at!


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