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Spinach Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette

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Spinach Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette 

I have been taking a little break from the blog world to spend some precious time with my family for the holidays.  It has been nice but I really have missed visiting all the wonderful and delicious recipes that are out there.

Spinach Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette was part of my 5 course Annual Christmas Tasting Menu.

Quick and easy Spinach Salad packed full of delicious flavor! Click To Tweet

This salad was a hit!  Spinach leaves topped with Dried Cranberries and Toasted almonds and then the Toasted Sesame Seed Vinaigrette……YUM!  The Vinaigrette had the perfect amount of sweetness from the honey and I’m a serious sucker for Toasted seeds/nuts.  I love that my parents wanted the remainder of the dressing to take home for future salads!😜

As I mentioned above, this was part of a 5 course meal.  I was working so quickly that I snapped the photo before I added the dressing.☹️️  I arranged the spinach to form a wreath and then drizzled the Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette over the top right before serving.  

Such an easy salad to prepare but it looked so beautiful and tasted so delicious!

Here was the menu I prepared

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The first course was a really fun and unique recipe that was fried polenta topped with caramelized red and yellow onions and crispy pancetta.

Second course was a choice of Roasted Poblano Cheddar Soup With Ham or Creamy Bacon Corn Chowder 

Third course was this delicious Spinach Salad 

Fourth Course was Steak Diane with Hasselback Parmesan new potatoes and peas with bacon

Fifth course was a dessert medley With Mini Pecan Pie Tassies, French Macarons , Butterscotch Truffles and sliced Pecan rolls.

The family really enjoyed the food and festivities.  It was a wonderful Christmas and I’m lucky to have been surrounded with the ones I love!

Happy 2017!  I hope you all prosper this New Year and I’m looking forward to sharing many new recipes with you all!

Thanks for reading!

Happy Blogging!

Spinach Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad topped with dried cranberries and toasted almonds served with a toasted sesame Vinaigrette.
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For the Salad
  1. 16 oz Spinach Leaves
  2. 1 Cup dried cranberries
  3. 1 Cup sliced almonds, toasted
For The Dressing
  1. 1 Tablespoon shallots, minced
  2. 3 Tablespoons Honey
  3. 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  4. 1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
  5. 2 Tablespoons White Sesame Seeds, toasted
  6. 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  7. 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  8. 1/2 Cup olive oil
For large serving bowl
  1. Add spinach, cranberries and almonds to a large serving bowl and toss.
  2. Add Salad dressing 1/8 cup at a time depending on how heavily you like your salad dressed.
For Individual portions
  1. Plate Spinach
  2. Sprinkle dried cranberries and toasted almonds over top
  3. Drizzle the Sesame Vinaigrette over the top until dressed to your preference.
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  1. That salad looks so yummy and healthy! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday Linky Party – I can’t wait to see what you link up with next week!

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