Healthy Meal Prep
Citrus Spinach Salad with Feta and Cranberry Dressing Recipe

Citrus Spinach Salad with Feta and Cranberry Dressing


Grapefruit and orange shine in this citrus and spinach salad topped with feta cheese, toasted walnuts, and a sweet and savory cranberry dressing.


  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 orange
  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice, or as needed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread walnuts on a baking sheet.
  2. Toast in the preheated oven until golden and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Zest orange and reserve. Slice the tops and bottoms of grapefruit and cut along the curves, top-down, to remove skins and piths. Repeat with orange. Cut fruits into segments on a plate or shallow bowl, cutting from connective membranes and catching any extra juices (save juices for dressing). Squeeze segments lightly for extra juice.
  4. Combine toasted walnuts, spinach, feta cheese, and grapefruit and orange slices in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour grapefruit and orange juices into a measuring cup and add enough cranberry juice to reach 1/3 cup. Whisk in olive oil, turbinado sugar, 1 teaspoon reserved orange zest, parsley, and kosher salt until dressing is thickened. Drizzle over salad. Garnish with any remaining orange zest.

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Nutritional Information

Citrus Spinach Salad with Feta and Cranberry Dressing

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 490.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 16 %
fat: 63 %
saturated fat: 37 %
cholesterol: 6 %
vitamin a iu: 103 %
niacin equivalents: 15 %
vitamin b6: 15 %
vitamin c: 129 %
folate: 23 %
calcium: 19 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 20 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 19 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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