Nani's Cranny

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.


One response to “Craisin Spinach Salad”

  1. Tami G Avatar
    Tami G

    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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