Looking to mix up your traditional salad with recipe that is different, easy to make and everyone will rave about? Cranberries and Spinach rejoice!

– Prep 10 m

– Cook 10 m

– Ready in 20 m


– 1 tablespoon butter

– 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

– 1-pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces

– 1 cup dried cranberries

– 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

– 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

– 1/2 cup white sugar

– 2 teaspoons minced onion

– 1/4 teaspoon paprika

– 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

– 1/4 cup cider vinegar

– 1/2 cup vegetable oil


– In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and let cool.

– In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.

– In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.

Gather up the family after a nice healthy festive lunch. This salad is super quick and easy and is perfect to prep while enjoying your time on vacation. Try a cottage rental in Kawartha Lakes, cottage rental in Muskoka, or even try renting a chalet in Blue Mountain. There’s a plate waiting for you at our table. Don’t forget to include CanadaStays on your guest list.

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