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Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress guests. It's not your ordinary spinach salad."
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1 h 30 m servings 216 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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: 216 calories; 8.8 g fat; 30.1 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 370 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe is great! It is very retro with the warm dressing but the combo of butter, sugar, and vinegar is delectable! I did not use slivered almonds because I had toasted pecans and that we...

Just made this for the second time in 2 weeks. Fabulous! Didn't change a thing. Didn't add croutons though.

This recipe is very easy & delicious. I may substitute another sweetener for some of the sugar next time I make it; or I may decrease the amount of sugar by 1/3.

Delicious just the way it is, I skipped the cooling step because I was in a hurry and it didn't seem to take away from the product's end result, just make sure its completely dissolved! So go...

Very good salad! Only changes I made was no nuts (d/t allergies) and I sauteed the fresh mushrooms in a pad of butter.

Flavors were great combination. Did not include onion. Would not use all the dressing next time as it made it too soggy.

This was a great salad. Not hard to make and very tasty. I served it to guests and they were very complimentary of both the salad and dressing. I didn't toss with dressing, because I knew my hus...

Used Splenda rather than sugar. Worked very well

Very good salad. The dressing was good, but I think the salad would be just as good with a bottled poppyseed dressing. I used cashews instead of almonds and opted not to use the croutons.