I am not sure how I feel about salad. It’s a mood food for me. When we go out to eat I frequently enjoy soup and salad. My favorite is a lettuce salad and grilled steak, pork chop or chicken breast. So, I eat a salad at home every now and again … if the mood hits me.
For our December Hand-E-Hands Club Meeting I was the designated salad person. I found this Effortless Spinach Salad from Ocean Spray in a magazine. The picture was pretty and colored just right for this time of year. I had left over dried cranberries from my Christmas Goodies . I also needed to use up some sliced almonds that have been in my freezer forever.
8 ounces Fresh Spinach – I used a bag of mixed greens
1/4 C Red Onion, thinly sliced – You may want to taste test the onion to make sure it’s a mild one.
1/2 C Dried Cranberries
2 T toasted sliced Almonds, optional
1/2 cup bottled Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
2 T Orange Juice
1 teaspoon Orange Zest, optional
Wash and clean spinach or greens. Tear into bite size pieces and place in a serving bowl. Add onion, dried cranberries and almonds; toss to combine.
Combine dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Colorful, easy and delicious!
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