A Colorful Delight: Spinach and Blueberry Salad with Cranberry Juice


Treat yourself to a delightful and nourishing salad bursting with colorful fruits and veggies. This Spinach and Blueberry Salad takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is accented with a tart and tangy homemade cranberry vinaigrette that perfectly complements the ingredients. 

Vibrant red and green spinach leaves provide a nutrient-dense base while juicy blueberries deliver pops of sweetness. Toasted almonds add crunch and protein to make this a well-rounded light meal. Served with a glass of chilled cranberry juice, this salad is sure to refresh your senses.

Each portion of this 4-serving salad contains only 150 calories and offers a powerhouse dose of vitamins A, C, E, and K. The cranberries are rich in antioxidants while the spinach overflows with iron, helping to keep you energized.

A Colorful Delight: Spinach and Blueberry Salad with Cranberry Juice


For the Salad

  1. 5 oz baby spinach leaves, washed (140g)  
  2. 1 cup fresh blueberries (150g)
  3. 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (25g)
  4. 1⁄4 red onion, thinly sliced (40g)

For the Dressing

  1. 1⁄4 cup cranberry juice (60mL)
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil (30mL)
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice (15mL)
  4. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. - Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, arrange spinach leaves. Top with blueberries, almonds and red onion.
  3. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over salad just before serving.
  4. Serve salad accompanied by a chilled glass of pure cranberry juice. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  1. Use an array of colors for visual appeal - try substituting strawberries for blueberries.  
  2. Toast nuts in a dry pan for 3-5 minutes until fragrant and lightly browned.
  3. Whisk dressing right before using for best emulsion and flavor.
  4. Substitute apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice for a sweeter profile.


  1. Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh? Yes, use frozen blueberries thawed and drained of excess juice.
  2. What kind of cranberry juice is best? Opt for pure, unsweetened cranberry juice with no added sugar.
  3. How long does the dressing keep? Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

With its refreshing medley of fruits, veggies, nuts and juices, this colorful salad is a feast for the eyes and palate. The medley of flavors and textures will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. I hope you enjoy this fresh new salad idea! Let me know if you need any other recipe inspiration.