Craisin Spinach Salad

This is a really easy and tasty salad recipe. It is always a hit at potlucks. It will become one of your favorite recipes.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
  • 1 lb spinach, rinsed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and Craisins.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar and olive oil.
  5. Toss with spinach just before serving.
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One thought on “Craisin Spinach Salad

  1. This is an awesome recipe. I didn’t have the cider vinegar so I subbed red wine vinegar. It was a little sweet….but, I loved it. The cider vinegar would have toned the sweetness down perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

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