Spinach Salad with Oranges, Pomegranate, and Almonds

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Tomorrow is the big day! Is everyone ready? I sure hope so. We are still without plans, but don’t worry about us, we are excited to have a relaxing day. I am sure we will cook up something tasty, it just won’t be the traditional feast.

If you need a last minute salad idea, I have a great one to share. I made this Spinach Salad with Oranges, Pomegranate, and Almonds for our Thanksgiving meal and it went over really well. I bought a big tub of fresh spinach from Costco. I added orange slices, pomegranate arils, and almonds. For the dressing, I whisked together olive oil, POM juice, red wine vinegar, fresh orange juice, a little agave, salt, and pepper.

The salad was gorgeous! I love the color the pomegranate and orange slices add. The almonds provided a nice little crunch too. The dressing was light and added just enough sweetness to the mix. Wow your family and friends with this salad tomorrow!

**And some good news-our blog was featured in the Salt Lake City Tribune today. Check out the article here! Thanks for mentioning us!**

Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!


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Spinach Salad with Oranges, Pomegranate, and Almonds

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  • Fresh spinach I use the fresh spinach from Costco
  • 2 oranges peeled and sliced
  • 1 pomegranate peeled and seeded
  • Almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup POM juice
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 T agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper-to taste


  • 1. Add fresh spinach to a large salad bowl. Add the oranges, pomegranate arils, and almonds.
  • 2. To make the dressing-in a small bowl add the POM juice, vinegar, orange juice, and agave nectar. Whisk in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3. Toss the salad with the dressing and serve.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Beautiful mix of colors, flavors, and textures! Lovely salad.

    We have TONS of people coming over, and you're more than welcome to join us if you're still without plans! 🙂

  2. I love spinach salads with citrus. What a nice, light change from the heavy food of the holidays.

    Have a great Turkey Day, Maria!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. I made a very similar salad and dressing not too long ago. I love the combination of orange and pomegranate. I'm sure this was delicious! And it's such a light, refreshing start to the Thanksgiving meal.

    Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. I love Pomegranate this time of year. I made stuffing with Pomegranate for Thanksgiving last year. This salad sounds great.

  5. Hey congrats on being on the newspaper, I can only dream! I love the salad I use spinach and mandarins but I love your additions!

  6. Just my kind of salad. However, my husband is strongly against any fruit in his salad. That just means I have to make mine separate (he eats a lot of salad!), but this looks fab and I've been eating pomegranates like crazy (just made a choc/POM bundt cake!). I will for sure make the dressing and put some POMs and oranges on my salad.
    Happy Day Off no matter what you do! 😉

  7. Have a wonderful holiday, Maria. Congratulations of being featured in the paper. Your salad is just beautiful. Blessings…Mary

  8. We're on the same wave length again! This is exactly the kind of salad I was thinking of putting together for Thanksgiving to lighten up our meal a little! Looks beautiful and delicious!! I will definitely try!

  9. A beautiful, salad to balance out all the heavy flavors of tomorrow's dinner. Love the oranges and almonds.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Wow! This looks delicious! I love how colorful it is! And that vinaigrette sounds divine. I've really been into making my own dressings so i know i'll give that a try!

  11. What a colorful and tasty salad! We love pomegranates here and will definitely remember the recipe next time!

  12. Love this salad… The flavors sound wonderful and refreshing! I'm thinking this would be great this week. I need some fresh dishes after all of the holiday food!