Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spinach, Date & Orange Salad

This is a tasty winter salad that is easy to make. The recipe is low cholesterol. I usually half the amount of everything for 2 people. Serves 4

1 lb fresh spinach, rinsed well, stems removed or
1 lg bag of ready to eat fresh spinach
2 cans mandarin orange segments, drained
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
1Tablespoon slivered, toasted almonds

Pat the spinach dry and place in a large salad bowl. Top with orange segments, dates, and almonds. At this point you may cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.

Honey Dressing:

Wisk together 1/4 cup each honey and red wine vinegar, 2 Tablespoons salad oil, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving. Toss very lightly.

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