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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Spinach Salad

I was so happy to hear that spinach was the ingredient of choice this week. I have spinach out in the garden still, don't know if you know this but in most places spinach is a great winter crop. It has been a mild winter up until last week so the spinach has been coming along wonderfully, I needed to go pick some.
 Winter Spinach Salad

I can not remember if I had this salad at a restaurant, seen it on TV or read the recipe but I have been making it for a few years now. Being that I came about one of those ways I do not have a written recipe to copy here, what I'll do is just show you what I put in mine and tell you how I make it.

These are the ingredients I used;

1 bunch Spinach
1/2 cup Cranraisin 
1 or 2 Oranges, or 3 Tangerine, Mandarin Oranges or "Cuties" (love those when I can get them)
1/3 cup Walnut or Pecan chopped
Red Onion sliced thin, 
Honey Mustard Dressing

Clean thoroughly your spinach and tear into bit size pieces, about 8 cups. To that add oranges that are peel and sections pulled apart. Now if using large citrus I will cut the sections in half, bite size.
Add the nuts, Cranraisin and onion slices, I use only a few slices of onion just because I'm not a big onion person. Add them if you like or not, good without them too. Top with dressing and again add as much or little as you like and toss.


  1. I did not know anything could be grown in winter. Oklahoma winters are great compared to Ohio. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Looks like a recipe that a restaurant would sell a lot of if they had it on the menu! Cheers! Evelyn


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