If your tired of the same old garden salad, try something new. This salad is simple and works as a great side dish for any bar-b-que. Try it and let us know what you think. Spinach is great with steak!!! 

Serves 6-8.  

Indgredients:

  • 1 package (10 oz.) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions

Dressing:

  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 3 TBS cider vinegar
  • 1 TBS honey
  • ½ tsp dried, minced onion
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

 

In a large salad bowl, toss spinach, oranges, tomatoes and mushrooms.  In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first eight dressing ingredients.  Microwave on high for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Whisk in oil.  Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with onions.  Serve immediately.

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