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Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss Recipe

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss Recipe

Baby spinach, mandarin oranges and avocado are teamed in this refreshing springtime salad from Margaret O'Bryon of Bel Air, Maryland. You can also substitute fresh orange slices for the mandarin oranges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Dash salt
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

Directions

  • 1. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  • 2. Place the spinach in a large salad bowl; top with oranges, cucumber and avocado. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 71 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.