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Friday, December 12, 2008

Mandarin Spinach Salad

I love making this salad as a side, but it's also great with meat in it as a full meal. I served it with home-made bread and jam. You can use any meat you like, and whatever fruit is in season. I usually make a home-made fruit viniagrette with jam, olive oil, red-wine vinegar, salt and pepper, but you can also buy a fruity viniagrette in the salad dressing section.
Mandarin Spinach Salad
1 bag baby spinach
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 c. chopped apples or pears, sliced strawberries, or whole blueberries or raspberries
1/2 c. glazed almonds, pecans or walnuts
1 c. chopped ham, chicken or turkey
Your choice fruity viniagrette dressing
Mix baby spinach, fruit, meat, and nuts in large bowl. Place on plates and top with dressing. Serve with bread or rolls. For a side dish you can just leave out the meat. It is very yummy!

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