Spinach Salad with Cherries and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Cherries and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.8
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg
  • Sodium: 105.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Introduction

If ever there was proof that salads don’t have to be boring to be healthy, this is it. A luxurious
combination of bright, bitter spinach is paired with sweet dried cherries and tangy goat cheese for
maximum flavor satisfaction—and topped with a bit of almond crunch. Our pomegranate vinaigrette
is loaded with flavor and antioxidants.
If ever there was proof that salads don’t have to be boring to be healthy, this is it. A luxurious
combination of bright, bitter spinach is paired with sweet dried cherries and tangy goat cheese for
maximum flavor satisfaction—and topped with a bit of almond crunch. Our pomegranate vinaigrette
is loaded with flavor and antioxidants.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    For the Dressing:
    2 tbsp bottled or fresh pomegranate juice
    1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp honey
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1⁄4 tsp black pepper
    For the Salad:
    8 cups fresh spinach, cleaned and stems
    removed
    1⁄2 cup red onion, thinly sliced (see Note)
    1⁄3 cup dried cherries
    1⁄4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

1. Make the Dressing. Prepare the vinaigrette
by placing the pomegranate juice, vinegar, and
honey in a blender. Slowly drizzle in the oil while
the blender is running to emulsify. Add the pepper.
2. Make the Salad. In a large bowl, toss together
the spinach, onion, and dried cherries.
Add the dressing and toss to coat. Divide the
salad evenly onto 4 plates and garnish with the
toasted almonds and goat cheese.
Note: To tame the bite of the red onions, soak
them in ice water for 10 minutes.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This tastes just like my favorite salad at our local pizzeria. The flavor of the dressing is simply amazing. My daughter absolutely loved it, and my coworkers thought the salad looked so good that they tried to steal it! - 7/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved this and I am going to make it for a large gathering this weekend! - 5/18/16

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks good - 9/29/17

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  • Need to try this. - 2/17/18

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  • In the summer, I like to use fresh cherries - 2/9/18

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