These are one of my favorite salads to order when going to restaurants, I did make them throughout the summer, I didn’t post the nutritional information because it was high in fat and I took a few things out so I’m unsure of the nutritional content now that I took a few things to lower the calorie and fat intake. Instead of making my own dressing I sometimes use the low fat rasberry walnut dressing, goes great with this mixture.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup almonds or walnuts, slivered or chopped
- Sliced Red Onion to your liking
- 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Top with a little blue cheese
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds or walnuts in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.