Jamie’s Cranberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Spinach, toasted almonds and dried cranberries mix together in a sweet and tangy dressing of oil and vinegar. The recipe is for people who want to try something new and want it to be quick. It makes a fabulous side dish and is going to be an absolute hit if you plan to invite over people to your place.

The recipe here is tailored for four people which you can always alter according to your needs. However, be sure to keep the proportion the same to get the same perfect results. Our step by step guide has everything you are going to need to prepare this amazing limelight thief.

Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Utensils needed: saucepan, mixing bowl and salad bowl

Calories: 338
Fat: 23.5 g
Cholesterol: 4 mg


– 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
– 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons almonds, blanched and slivered
– 1/2 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
– 1/2 cup dried cranberries
– 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
– 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
– 1/4 cup white sugar
– 1 teaspoon minced onion
– 1/8 teaspoon paprika
– 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
– 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
– 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 1

    Melt the butter in the saucepan. Toast the almonds in it over medium heat. Remove from the heat and let them cool down in a separate bowl.

  • 2

    Add the spinach to the salad bowl. Add almonds and cranberries to the spinach and toss well to combine.

  • 3

    Prepare the dressing in a small mixing bowl. Whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Right before serving, pour the dressing over the spinach and toss well. If you pour the dressing a long time before serving, the spinach will loose its freshness.

  • 4

    You can also try variations by adding blue cheese and apples according to your taste. This is a recipe that is going to keep your guests raving until the next invitation to your place reaches them.

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