Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad with Sesame Seed Dressing

Adapted from AllRecipes


Serves 4


1 tablespoon butter

½ cup almonds, sliced or whole

8 oz / 225 gr baby spinach

½ cup dried cranberries


4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 small shallot, minced

¼ teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and let cool.

In a bowl or glass mason jar whisk together olive oil and honey, until honey has dissolved. Stir in white vinegar, shallot, paprika, apple cider vinegar, sesame, and poppy seeds (if using). Mix until well combined.

Add spinach, almonds, and cranberries to a large bowl (or single serving bowls). Drizzle with sesame seed dressing and serve immediately.