Cranberry Compote Spinach Salad

Geoffry Le Cher


I haven't added a recipe in a while, and it's high time I make up for this lapse. This one is great... sweet, tart, nutty and just plain good.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1
    peel of a navel orange, cut into thin 1" long strips
  • 1 c
  • 1 pkg
    small envelope-sugar free cranberry gelatine
  • 1 pkg
    gelatin, unflavored
  • 1
    juice of one navel orange
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cardamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple, in natural juice, drained
  • 1 c
    fresh green seedless grapes
  • 1/3 c
    pecans, in pieces - toasted

  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    golden rum
  • 1 pkg
    spinach, fresh

How to Make Cranberry Compote Spinach Salad


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add cranberries, orange peel, water and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Continue to cook until berries begin to pop.
  3. Add spices, orange juice and both gelatin packet, continuing to stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and fold in lemon juice, the drained pineapple and the grapes. Pour mixture into a 8 x 8 glass dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. When mixture just begins to harden, sprinkle pecans over top of dish and gently press them down. Continue to refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours.
  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring balsamic vinegar and oil to a boil, reducing the mixture by half. Allow to cool.
  7. Place fresh spinach in bowls.
  8. To the balsamic reduction, whisk in rum and drizzle over spinach.
  9. Top spinach with an ice cream scoop (about ½ cup) of cranberry compote and serve, garnished with a sprig of parsley.

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About Cranberry Compote Spinach Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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