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Orange Vinaigrette Spinach Salad Recipe

Orange Vinaigrette Spinach Salad Recipe

This special salad is lightly coated in a refreshing citrus dressing. I sometimes serve it with a side of cottage cheese…the taste of orange and all the cheeses will have your friends and family begging for more. —Jamie Pearson, Woodbury, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 medium oranges
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Finely grate peel of one orange; set aside. Cut the same orange in half; squeeze juice into a 1-cup measuring cup. Add the oil, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and reserved orange peel. Gradually whisk in vinegar; set aside.
  • 2. Peel and discard white membrane from remaining oranges; cut into sections.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheeses and orange sections. Drizzle with 1/4 cup vinaigrette and toss to coat. Refrigerate remaining vinaigrette for another use. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 154 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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jennt1981 User ID: 2611777 104497
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Loved this recipe, just made a few minor tweaks. I omitted the sugar, used white wine vinegar and grated in a clove of garlic! Also I paired the dressing with a kale, arugula, roasted beet, beet green and cucumber salad with goat cheese."

backusfam User ID: 2899051 166397
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"This salad is great fro a warm summer evening. Grill up some citrus marinated chicken breasts, slice and lay on top. Makes a great meal. Light and refreshing!"

Debinga User ID: 5894508 120604
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"This is a taste sensation. I will definitely make it again"

laghall User ID: 6479764 180330
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"Great tasting salad do not hesitate to make this one and enjoy. Have had this with different types of meats. Mmmm good!"

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