Cranberry Sesame Salad

Cranberry Sesame Salad
Kathy Fang

For this Thanksgiving, make this salad. With hints of cranberry and sesame, it gives off the perfect amount of sweetness. 

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4
Servings
905
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sesame dressing

  • 1/2 Cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 Tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 Cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons yuzu

For the toppings

  • 8 Ounces baby spinach
  • 3/4 Cups cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil

Directions

For the sesame dressing

Blend dressing ingredients together in a blender. 

Taste the blended dressing. Add more honey for a sweeter dressing or more soy sauce for a salty dressing. 

For the toppings

Toss dressing over the spinach, cranberries, and pecans — enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
119g
92%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
469mg
47%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
139µg
35%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
202mg
63%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
578mg
83%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
1340mg
89%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.