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Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

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Hello everybody! Today on the menu is a healthy food – Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad recipe rich with apples and cheese. A delightful blend of different flavors in one bowl.

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Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

This salad is enriched with nuts and seeds which makes it a true vitamin bomb. Enjoy its unusual and interesting taste and after the meal you will feel better and you`ll get an extra energy.  It is because fresh spinach is rich in iron.

After our most popular salad recipes Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad I decided to make a fall version – Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad. This is a great way to enrich your table at this time of year and to enjoy healthy and tasty food.

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Mandarin orange, poppy and chia seeds dressing gives  it a special taste.  You can play with the ingredients and make different combinations. I decided to try this one, but expect some more combinations coming from me, soon. It can be served as a side dish, or a complete meal.

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How to make these delightful Salad?

  1. MAKE THE DRESSING: Squeeze two mandarin oranges and pour the juice into a medium dish. Add extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, poppy seeds and chia seeds. Then add a pinch of salt, paprika and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. MAKE THE SALAD: Slice both an apple and a pear. Put spinach and arugula, sliced apple and pear, pecans and cranberries.
  3. Step 3 Put the dressing over the salad and mix well. Put crumbled feta cheese over it.

NOTES: Serve fresh 

Refreshing Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad so tasty and delicious. Healthy food, perfect for these cold and rainy days. A picture is worth a thousand words 🙂

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Today on the menu is a healthy food – Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad recipe rich with apples and cheese. A delightful blend of different flavors in one bowl.

Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Hello everybody! It is healthy food on menu today - Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad recipe rich with apples and cheese. A delightful blend of different flavors in one bowl.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Arugula
  • 4 ounces fresh Baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 4 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 tsp poppy seed
  • 2 tsp chia seed
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Paprika
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Step 1 MAKE THE DRESSING: Squeeze two mandarin oranges and pour the juice into a medium dish. Add extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, poppy seeds and chia seeds. Then add a pinch of salt, paprika and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Step 2 MAKE THE SALAD: Slice both an apple and a pear. Put spinach and arugula, sliced apple and pear, pecans and cranberries.
  3. Step 3 Put the dressing over the salad and mix well. Put crumbled feta cheese over it.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Serve fresh

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Lois Sanders

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I made this salad recently for a dinner party. Easy to prepare and it was the best salad I have ever tasted. Everyone raved over it and asked for the recipe. Thank you. BTW I didn't have mandarin but I did have a naval orange. I can't wait to make this salad again!

Dragana

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Thank you, Lois. I'm so glad that you liked it.

Best regards, Dragana

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