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Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad - an insanely delicious and super healthy salad - perfect for any fall/holiday get together!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
:8
Calories:266 kcal
Author:Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • For the almonds:
  • 1cupslivered almonds
  • 1teaspoonextra virgin olive oil
  • 2teaspoonshoney
  • ¼teaspoonkosher salt
  • To plump the dried cranberries:
  • ½cupdried cranberries
  • 1tablespoonwater
  • For the dressing:
  • ½cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 3tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
  • 1medium clove garlicfinely minced
  • ½teaspoonkosher salt
  • ¼teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2teaspoonspoppy seeds
  • For the salad:
  • 8cupsbaby spinach
  • 1largecrisp red appleI like Fugi or Pink Lady, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • ½cuppomegranate arils or seeds
Instructions
  1. For the almonds, preheat oven to 300˚F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Combine slivered almonds, olive oil and honey on the sheet pan and stir to combine. Don’t worry if the honey doesn’t coat all the nuts. Bake for 5 minutes, then stir to redistribute. Repeat 2-3 times (baking 5 minutes, then stirring) until almonds are light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir to separate, then set aside to cool. (See note below* on advance preparation.)
  2. Combine cranberries and 1 tablespoon water in a small microwave-safe glass (or ceramic) cup or bowl. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap and cook on high for 40 seconds. Remove from microwave and set aside to cool. (See note below* on advance preparation.)
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover tightly and shake well. Set aside. (See note below* on advance preparation.)
  4. 沙拉,将菠菜d apple slices. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the dressing over the salad. Top with dried cranberries, pomegranates and almonds. Toss before serving. Pass extra dressing at the table.
Recipe Notes

*To make ahead:
The cranberries can be prepared a day in advance. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container. Remove from refrigerator and hour before serving.
The dressing can be made up to 1 day in advance, covered tightly, and refrigerated. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before serving.
The almonds can be toasted up to 1 day in advance; store at room temperature in an airtight container.
** Intimidated by pomegranates? Don't pay an arm and a leg for the prepared seeds. Check out this easy tutorial -The Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Arils, no water, no mess, no kidding!

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories266 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat21克 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 19%
Sodium244mg 11%
Potassium322mg 9%
Carbohydrates18g 6%
Fiber 4g 17%
Sugar 11g 12%
Protein4g 8%
Vitamin A2828IU 57%
Vitamin C11mg 13%
Calcium78mg 8%
Iron2mg 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.