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Sweet Spinach and Orange Salad Recipe

Sweet Spinach and Orange Salad Recipe

I prepare this first when making a meal to let the flavors blend in the salad. The dressing is my own concoction and is delicious over fresh fruit, too.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions


  • 1. In a large salad bowl, toss the spinach, oranges, tomatoes and mushrooms; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first eight dressing ingredients. Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in oil. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with onions. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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tonis User ID: 1314543 75207
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I found if I use cherry or grape tomatoes, do not cut I leave whole, and I also do not add the dressing, I serve the dressing on the side, so if any left overs it won't get soggy and can eat at a later date. I also then have extra dressing"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 61091
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"We left out the mushrooms (husband does not like them) and the french-fried onions in the interest of cutting back calories. What a yummy salad!"

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