Thanksgiving Spinach Salad Recipe -
Thanksgiving Spinach Salad Recipe
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Thanksgiving Spinach Salad

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"I serve this spinach salad every year for our Thanksgiving dinner. The flavor of the apples and cinnamon make it great for the season. It's very quick and easy to prepare, too!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix cranberries, apple, onion, lemon juice, honey, chili powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Let rest for flavors to blend, about 20 minutes. Add spinach and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2012

I tried this recipe for the first time last week (on Thanksgiving). It was not reviewed or rated yet, so I saw it as a pretty big risk for me! But I came back to review it, and there are already 3 others who gave it five stars...and I completely agree! My husband has asked for it every day since, and I am making a batch for him to take to work this week for lunch! I added feta cheese to mine, and he has tried pecans. I also left out the onion, and make it with lemon juice from a bottle, and it was still amazing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2014

This was just okay for us. Made as written, and the dressing was a little too tart, and a little too sweet.

Nov 26, 2013

I made this salad for our early Thanksgiving this year. Very light, simple and full of flavor. I added toasted almonds and it was a huge success amongst adults and children

Nov 24, 2012

I served this at Thanksgiving and everyone loved it and asked for more. Bravo! Simple and elegant and the perfect compliment to turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy.

Feb 06, 2013

I've been on a green juice adventure, and decided to use your recipe to make a glass of veggie juice. I did have to tweek it just a bit. Raw cranberries, don't peal the apple, green onions, 1/2 lemon, and the spinach (or whatever greens you have). If too tart, add another apple or some grapes. Some day I'll make the salad, but for now, I'm drinking it!

Dec 15, 2014

Served for Thanksgiving as a unique way to incorporate cranberries in the meal. It was a light and tasty addition. It will most definitely become a tradition. I substituted Asian pear for the apple as my husband doesn't like apples. It made it fantastic. Give it a try.

Dec 06, 2013

Enjoyed this, it was a nice change with the sweet and spicy. I didn't have cranberries so I added extra apple. Definitely want to try the cranberries next time! Thanks.

Nov 29, 2013

Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! Couldn't wrap my arms around the idea of the chili powder, so omitted it, and added toasted slivered almonds as suggested by others. Delicious and easy! Doubled the recipe to serve 12 and we ate it all!


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  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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