Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Spinach Cranberry Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large salads or 8 side salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Spinach, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and toasted pecans are the perfect winter salad match for this light and delicious Creamy Citrus Dressing.


Creamy Citrus Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Spinach Cranberry Salad:

  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese or feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


Creamy Citrus Dressing:

  1. Pour all ingredients in a mason jar. Close lid tightly and shake until combined. Refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Spinach Cranberry Salad:

  1. Toss all ingredients together. Voila!