Cranberry Spinach Salad

Cranberry Spinach Salad #myvegetarianfamily

Cranberry Spinach Salad

My mother texted me yesterday reminding me to not forget about the cranberries for Thanksgiving.  I thought about it for a moment.  I replied that I was going to forget. She was confused.  I wasn’t.  What she reminded me was that I don’t like that cranberry jiggly stuff and what I don’t like even more is when one of the family members tries to recreate it.  Nope.  Not this year.

Cranberry Salad with Slivered Almonds #myvegetarianfamily

Not your Momma’s Thanksgiving Cranberries

I have a food blog now and so I can use my platform to share my modernized, healthy, vegan-ized (my new word :)) cranberry dish for Thanksgiving.

Slivered Almonds + Poppy Seed Vinaigrette + Cranberries Over Fresh Baby Spinach

Poppy Seed Dressing Over Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

This Cranberry Spinach Salad is packed with protein, iron, vitamins, and heart-healthy fats.  In compared to its jiggly, cranberry-confused counterpart, it isn’t packed with is artificial colors, sugar, and syrups. You decide for yourself.  I’m going with the modern twist on cranberry … the best ever cranberry spinach salad with slivered almonds.

As always, here are my tips for recipe success:

You can toss this one together in minutes. If you are looking to do something ahead of time make the dressing in a jar and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready.  You can have the spinach with the cranberries and slivered almonds ready to go in a pretty bowl and you just pour the dressing over right before you are ready to eat.  Trust me, it wilts.  I ate the first bowl that didn’t make it all the way through the photo shoot.  I then made another one, photographed it, and ate that one too :). I told you it was good.

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Cranberry Spinach Salad
Not your Momma's Thanksgiving cranberries! This fabulous salad combines sweet, crunchy, nutty and satisfying all together in one delightful bowl. Perfect for any time of year, any time of day.
Spinach Cranberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Salad
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dried or freeze dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Salad
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dried or freeze dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Dressing
Spinach Cranberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
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  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and shake until combine
  2. To make the salad, place spinach, almonds, and cranberries in a bowl and mix
  3. Pour dressing over the salad and mix well, divide into two bowls, eat immediately or the spinach will wilt. If planning to make ahead, do not add dressing until ready to eat. Squeeze lemon on top if desired. Enjoy!
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