Warm Spinach Salad with Cranberry Dressing

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  • 6 oz. cranberries (2 cups)
  • 1/2 medium orange, unpeeled and quartered
  • 1 to 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1/2 cup cranberry relish
  • 1 Tbs. honey or sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach, stemmed


Make relish: Place all relish ingredients in food processor and process until finely chopped. Reserve 1/2 cup and refrigerate remaining relish for another use.

In food processor, combine 1/2 cup reserved relish, honey, ginger and nutmeg, and blend. With machine running, slowly pour oil through feed tube until well blended. Transfer mixture to medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Put spinach into large, shallow bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Garnish with walnuts, orange sections and cranberries.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 301
  • Carbohydrate Content 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 14 g
  • Fiber Content 10 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 140 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g