Cranberry Spinach Salad

Cranberry Spinach Salad

"This recipe started out as a summer salad with raspberries. I came up with this holiday version when I was putting together the menu for my first Thanksgiving dinner. I sometimes serve it on individual salad plates instead of in a big bowl."
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Ingredients

10 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the spinach, pecans and cranberries. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat; serve immediately.

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Very good! I made the dressing a few hours ahead and marinated the dried cranberries in it to plump them. I skipped adding pecans in favor of more fruit - dried cranberries, halved red grapes,...

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My family thought this was just OK. I used EVOO and red wine vinegar but the dressing was laking something. It tasted like a weak honey mustard.

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Very good! I made the dressing a few hours ahead and marinated the dried cranberries in it to plump them. I skipped adding pecans in favor of more fruit - dried cranberries, halved red grapes,...

This salad is DELICIOUS!! I left out the sour cream because DH is lactose intolerant. I also added 1 Fuji apple chopped into bite-sized pieces for some extra crunch. DH doesn't like green vegeta...

This is a great easy salad to make. The dressing is good, but a little too sweet for me. I adjusted some of the ingredients to my taste. The pecans, I toasted without butter or salt. I used ...

I've tasted so many spinach salads at AR, they are starting to taste alike. This one, like the others is good. I made the dressing without sour cream because my husband is lactose intolerant. Ot...

Very nice flavor. I have made it with both the red wine and the balsamic vinegar. I like it much better with the balsamic vinegar. I always add mandarin oranges to the salad. You can also add gr...

I made this for Christmas dinner and found it to be very delicious and the colors worked perfectly. I would definitely make it again!

This turned out great! I used 2/3 spinach and then added some romaine for crunch....added sliced red grapes, mandarin oranges and apple chunks....VERY yummy!

I love this salad. I do however, always use toasted almonds instead of the pecans...still tastes great!

Excellent salad. We used this recipe for a fundraising GALA - a 4-course Prime Rib Dinner. EVERYONE was asking for the recipe!

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