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Warm Spinach Salad with Apples, Bacon, and Cranberries

Warm Spinach Salad with Apples, Bacon, and Cranberries

Toss the salad while the dressing is still hot to wilt the spinach.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced Granny Smith apple (about 1 small)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (drained)

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

Combine vinegar, sugar, juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream. Drizzle warm dressing over spinach mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with bacon; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 117
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.5g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Calcium: 59mg
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