Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad


This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress guests. It's not your ordinary spinach salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings



  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • cup toasted slivered almonds

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ¼ red onion, sliced and separated into rings (Optional)

  • ¼ cup croutons, or as desired (Optional)


  1. Mix vinegar, sugar, water, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is bubbling, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

  2. Whisk egg into dressing; return saucepan to low heat and simmer until dressing thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Combine spinach, mushrooms, mandarin oranges, almonds, bacon, red onion rings, and croutons in a large bowl; pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 38mg 191%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 527mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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