Sunday, January 14, 2007

Simple Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Gail's recipe

This recipe can brighten a winter day.


Use as many greens as you want:

1/2 baby spinach leaves (sold in a bag prewashed, or chop large spinach)
1/2 lettuce (romaine, green leaf or red leaf)
1 large can mandarin oranges (drained but save juice)
3 chopped green onions (or 1/2 red onion)
1 handful sliced almonds


1 tablespoon orange marmalade or apricot preserves
1 tablespoon saved mandarin syrup
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball the amount
Salt and pepper


Mix marmalade with vinegar. Add olive oil in a stream while whisking. Taste and adjust.Arrange salad greens on platter or individual plates. Top with orange segments, onions and almonds. Pour dressing over salad. Season with salt and pepper.

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