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Irish Flag Salad

Pleasing and patriotic, this salad features green spinach, orange fruit and white cheese, mimicking the colors in the national flag of Ireland. It’s a refreshing starter to any meal.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Divide spinach among four plates; top with pears, oranges, cheese and pistachios.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients; drizzle over salads. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 212 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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  • PJNY
    Mar 29, 2014

    Yummy!!! VERY light and refreshing...will DEFINTELY make again...omitted the salt...used a few chopped walnuts...didn't need the additional a pinch how about a can of madarin oranges drained...

  • skywaitress
    Feb 23, 2012

    excellent salad! Just omit the salt from the dressing for a salt free dressing. I will be making this for St. Paddy's day!

  • Summy
    Feb 22, 2012

    My kind of salad! Yummy!

  • RobinsonKate
    Mar 3, 2011

    A very yummy salad. I prefer pecans over pistachios and skip the feta, as my family eats dairy-free. I usually eat this salad without the dressing, but I made it when I want to dress it up for guests. You can also serve it with Balsamic Vinaigrette if you don't have time to make the dressing.

  • CarmelN
    Feb 25, 2011

    I would not make it at all because of the amount of sodium in it.