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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad diabetes friendly recipe

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Meets nutrition guidance set by the American Diabetes Association®

Fresh spinach topped with red onion, chewy dried cranberries, and crunchy toasted almonds, all tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing—doesn’t that sound delicious? Plus, this cranberry almond spinach salad comes together in minutes! The dressing gets its sweetness from Splenda® Monk Fruit Sweetener, which contains zero calories and zero added sugars. Add a protein like grilled chicken to make an entrée salad or enjoy as a side salad.

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Makes 6 servings Calories 130 Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Made with Splenda® Monk Fruit Sweetener


  1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients for dressing. Stir together and cook until warm and sweetener is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in sliced red onion and cranberries. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a big bowl, add fresh spinach. Drizzle dressing mixture onto spinach and toss. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve!


  • Spinach can be made in a reduced size for an individual serving! Reduce recipe by ¼, and serve with a grilled chicken breast or seared salmon or steak. Delicious!
  • If red onions are not available, sliced green onions make an excellent swap.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Serving Size: 3 ounces salad

Calories 130
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 40mg
Total Carbs 18g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 1g
Protein 3g