Close overhead shot of a bowl of spinach salad with pecans cranberries and feta cheese
Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Cooling Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This hearty Winter Salad is tossed with a light citrus vinaigrette and loaded with bacon, cranberries, red onion, toasted pecans and crumbled feta cheese!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Salad, citrus vinaigrette, winter salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 296.9 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
FOR THE SALAD:
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (5 ounce) container fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, toasted pecans
FOR THE CITRUS VINAIGRETTE:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice + ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced green onions
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. Place all of the dressing ingredients in a mason jar, seal the lid, and shake until completely combined. Drizzle over the salad, toss, and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the salad and dressing)
Calories 296.9 Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.9g34%
Saturated Fat 5.5g34%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.4g
Cholesterol 19.2mg6%
Sodium 790.1mg34%
Potassium 250.9mg7%
Carbohydrates 21.7g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17.1g19%
Protein 5.2g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.