Cranberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

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After Jonathan and I discovered this salad, we fell in love. (With the salad, not each other. I mean, we love each other, duh, but… anyway, you get the idea.)
Anyhoo, we simply cannot eat baby spinach any other way. Like, I will literally buy spinach for a completely different recipe, and Jonathan will demand we save some for this cranberry spinach salad, lol!
I used to just buy store bought raspberry dressing, but I recently tried my hand at making some from scratch and OH EM GEE, not going back to the commercial, preservative filled junk again! You just cannot get that zesty fresh flavor out of a store bought can. If you have the time, I highly suggest you make the vinaigrette from scratch.
So anyway, if you are looking for a salad that is on par with a pre-dinner dessert, this is your dish! Give it a try and let me know what you think! ^_^

 

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Cranberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 6 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup of candied walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Place the raspberries in a bowl and pour in remaining ingredients. Muddle the raspberries (I just used a potato masher! lol) until thoroughly crushed and well blended. Whisk the mixture for good measure, especially just before using.
  2. Lightly toss the baby spinach in the raspberry dressing until the spinach is evenly coated and glistening with raspberry goodness. Divide the spinach among four plates.
  3. Top with the dried cranberries, candied walnuts and crumbled feta cheese and serve!

 

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So there you have it! Now it’s your turn to share! What is your favorite way to eat baby spinach?

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

14 thoughts on “Cranberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

  • 14 November, 2014 at 5:51 pm
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    Looks good! I wonder if the recipe will work with our local spinach. Hmmm Pinning to try!

    • 14 November, 2014 at 10:20 pm
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      Let me know what you think!! ^_^

  • 16 November, 2014 at 4:50 pm
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    Spinach and I have a hate love relationship. I will eat it in a smoothie but I will not eat it otherwise. I prefer kale. Lol.

    • 16 November, 2014 at 4:55 pm
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      That is so funny! I love spinach, but I hate it in smoothies, haha!

  • 18 November, 2014 at 1:53 am
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    This looks wonderful! I am honestly looking for food to inspire me to keep on whipping up my own dishes (I don’t know how to cook, so embarrassing, I know), and this post just made me wanna go to the kitchen and eat (and prepare food, of course).

    Thanks for dropping by on my blog, Gingi! 😀

    • 19 November, 2014 at 2:34 pm
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      I don’t really whip up my own dishes, so much as I find recipes I like and either tweak them to my liking, or I try to recreate something discovered at a restaurant or during travels, lol! Thank YOU for stopping by my blog! I’d love to keep in touch!! ^_^

  • 22 December, 2014 at 11:50 pm
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    Oh I love this combo a must try!!!

    • 23 December, 2014 at 12:16 am
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      If you do try it, please let me know what you think!

  • 23 December, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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    Man, that looks delicious! And the photography is fantastic!!

    • 23 December, 2014 at 8:39 pm
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      Thank you! I love doing food photography.. though I’ve got a lot to learn! hehe!

    • 29 December, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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      It really is! Hehe!

  • 15 January, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    This salad is available at the Publix grocer, if you don’t have time to make it.it is truly delicious.

    • 15 January, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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      Oh man, I wish there was a Publix near where I live! There was one when we lived in Florida, but none in California! Sad face!

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