Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Use hors d'oeuvre cutters to cut the cranberry sauce into tiny stars or other shapes to give this salad even more pizzazz. As lovely in the summer as it is for theThanksgiving/Christmas seasons.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 13 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely snipped fresh sage (or tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage or dried tarragon, crushed)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 cups fresh Baby Spinach
  • 8 ounces cooked turkey breast (thinly sliced or coarsely shredded)
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded if desired, and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 6 medium radishes, thinly sliced
  • 12 of a red onion, cut into thin wedges


  1. Cut jellied cranberry sauce into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Using 1- to 1 1/4-inch cutters, cut 16 designs from the cranberry sauce slices; set aside.
  3. For Dressing:
  4. Place remaining scraps of cranberry sauce in a blender; add vinegar, sage or tarragon, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cover and blend until combined.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, turkey, cucumber, radishes, and red onion. Divide among eight serving bowls.
  8. Add two of the cranberry cutouts to each serving; drizzle with dressing.
  9. Makes 8 (2-cup) main-dish servings.


Most Helpful

I have no hors d'oeurve cutters, and thought I could free-hand some shapes....I think I overestimated my gifts! LOL! The cute shapes are missing, but everything else is there in this salad. This has everything I love in a salad....only thing I might throw in is some glazed or roasted pecans. Really enjoyed this fresh tasting salad for my lunch yesterday. Thanks for sharing! Made for Photo Tag!

breezermom March 28, 2011

Delicious salad and a wonderful way to use leftover turkey -- best of all there is almost no work involved! Thanks for sharing this keeper!

ellie_ December 28, 2008

YUM! Delicious salad! At first I thought there might be a little too much vinegar after first tasting it but it really mellowed out after just a few minutes. All the components go together beautifully. A great way to use up some leftovers. Thanks for posting!

KLBoyle November 29, 2008

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