This spinach salad is perfect as a light side or as a flavorful entree.

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

  • 10 min prep
  • 4 min cook
  • Beginner

This spinach salad is topped with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and a delicious sesame seed dressing.

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What Makes This Pinworthy?

The best part of this salad truly is the dressing- it almost tastes like a knockoff of Panera’s Asian dressing. Comprised of white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, honey, and more, it is finished with some toasted sesame seeds. This dressing pairs pairs perfectly with all of the other ingredients and helps keep this recipe light but flavorful.

While this recipe makes for a light side salad or even a vegetarian entree, it tastes wonderful with chicken. If you’re looking for a light salad with lots of flavor, this is the perfect recipe to try.

Another wonderful thing about this recipe is how quick it is to prepare. The dressing comes together in under five minutes, and the salad itself can be prepared in the final moments before dinner. If you’re looking for an easy side dish to serve with a meal, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Kitchen Tools We Used

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  • OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Jelly Roll 10×15" (via Amazon)
  • Calphalon Contemporary 2.5 Qt Shallow Sauce Pan (via Amazon)

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