Dressing:

  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salad:

  • 8 cups spinach (stems removed, thoroughly washed and dried)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 4 ounces feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4-6 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (toasted)

Instructions:

For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid. Cover and shake well to be blend. Set aside.

For the salad, in a large salad bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss with dressing. Makes 6 servings.