Spinach Salad with Brie Toast

Try this bold spinach salad recipe that features slices of Brie cheese-topped toast and a creamy cranberry dressing.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
5 mins
Broil:
1 min to 2 mins
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Spinach Salad with Brie Toast

Ingredients
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup white wine vinegar
1/4
cup orange juice
2
teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
3/4
cup canola or olive oil
2
teaspoons finely snipped fresh sage
1/2
teaspoon kosher salt or salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16
1/4-inch slices baguette, toasted
8
ounces Brie cheese, cut in 16 wedges
10
cups prewashed baby spinach
1/2
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted (optional)

Directions

  1. For the dressing, in saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, and vinegar. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until cranberries soften and begin to pop. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. Transfer cranberry mixture to blender. Blend on high until nearly smooth. Add juice and mustard; process to blend. With blender running, slowly pour in oil until slightly thickened and creamy. Transfer to bowl. Whisk in sage, salt, and pepper.
  3. For Brie toast, preheat broiler. Place wedge of cheese on each toasted bread slice. Broil 5 or 4 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  4. Toss spinach, dried cranberries, and seeds with 3/4 cup of the dressing. Serve with toast. Pass additional dressing. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

(Spinach Salad with Brie Toast)
    Per serving:
  • 264 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 28 mg chol.,
  • 357 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 8 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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