Spinach Christmas Tree Salad
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Spinach Christmas Tree Salad

Prep: 20 minutes • Serves: 6

Cranberry Vinaigrette

1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
3 tablespoons cranberry juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt


2 packages (5 ounces each) Fresh Express® Baby Spinach
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup pistachios
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 apple, thinly sliced, cut into star shapes

1.To make the Cranberry Vinaigrette, process all ingredients in blender until smooth.

2.To make the Salad, toss Fresh Express® Baby Spinach with half of the dried cranberries, pistachios and feta cheese in a large bowl. Transfer to a Christmas tree cake mold. Neatly arrange spinach leaves to create a smooth top surface. Arrange the red pepper strips to create garland. Arrange remaining dried cranberries, pistachios, and feta cheese as “ornaments” on top of the spinach. Create a tree topper with one apple star; place remaining apple stars around the “tree.” Once salad is served, drizzle each portion with Cranberry Vinaigrette.