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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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Deliver 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


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!

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.