Jamie's cranberry spinach salad

    20 min

    Everyone I have made this for absolutely loves it! It's something different with a great presentation, yet so easy to make.

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    Serves: 8 

    • good knob butter
    • 100g (3¾ oz) flaked almonds
    • 1 (500g) bag spinach, torn
    • 125g (4¼ oz) dried cranberries
    • Dressing
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 100g (3¾ oz) caster sugar
    • 1 dessertspoon minced onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and stir in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and let cool.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar and oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.

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    Ive made this recipe a couple of times now. The first time I made as the recipe (other than replacing teh vegetabe oil for EVOL). The second time I thought it needed a few changes ~ I added a little Feta cheese and a finely chopped onion. I also thought there was way too much dressing the first time, so the second time around I halved the dressing and found it was so much better. Great salad ~ thank you for sharing.  -  12 Jan 2013


    Lovely! So easy and quick to prepare. There's nothing like the smell of toasting almonds.  -  08 Nov 2008


    When I saw this recipe's ingredients, I wondered what the fuss was about. Today, as I eat yesterday's wilted leftovers from a Tupperware container at 9am in the morning, I thought I'd write a review! I make this salad all the time now. I use spinach and other greens. I use toasted (10 minutes in 350 oven - no butter) pine nuts now insead of the almonds and will never go back - they are perfect for this salad. I add one container of blue cheese (a must for us - perfect blend of flavors). I use one 6 oz package Craisins. I've never used the poppy seeds - but the toasted sesame seeds (also at 350 for 10 minutes) are a must. I may or may not use dried minced onion. Toss all dressing ingredients in a container with a lid - and shake! This salad has been a hit with everyone I've served it to - dinner party, Easter lunch, dinner at home. It is so easy and easy to transport, too - just add the dressing once you get to where you're going. Try it - I bet you'll love it!!  -  02 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)