Forever on the lookout for good simple dishes to prepare, I tried this delicious salad while on a trip. It's lovely with all the colors and textures, and satisfying with a mixture of turkey, fruits and vegetables. The tangy raspberry dressing is irresistible. -Rosalind Canada, White Bluff, Tennessee
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 5 cups torn fresh spinach
- 3 cups torn lettuce
- 2 cups cooked cubed turkey
- 2 slices red onion, separated into rings
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup raspberry syrup
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
- Line a large salad bowl with spinach and lettuce. Combine the next six ingredients; spoon into bowl.
- In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, raspberry syrup, vinegar, honey and celery seed; shake well.
- Pour over the salad. Top with almonds and coconut. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Turkey Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p27