This fresh and different salad combines spinach leaves with hearts of palm, creamy avocado pieces, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Served with a sweet and spicy vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large serving bowl, toss the spinach with hearts of palm, tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms, and almonds.

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  • Combine oil, vinegar, ketchup, garlic and sugar in a jar. Season with salt, mustard and paprika. Cover with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until well blended.

  • Before serving, pour dressing over salad, and toss to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts

493.4 calories; 8.8 g protein; 39.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 718.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
I made a 1/2 recipe and went a little light on the spinach, I used about 1/2 the dressing, we like it light. I also only used 1/2 the amount of sugar like other reviewers suggested which was perfect. I topped the salad with fresh bacon bits and I sauteed the mushrooms in a little bacon grease and white wine and threw them on top warm just before serving, it made kind of a wilted spinach salad. We just don't care much for raw mushrooms. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2007
Good except the dressing was way too sweet. Will try it with half the sugar. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2007
Good except the dressing was way too sweet. Will try it with half the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
This recipe was so easy and so yummy! I'm always looking for new easy and tasty salads and this hit the spot perfectly. It got rave reviews from everyone. I would definitely recommend you try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
I made a 1/2 recipe and went a little light on the spinach, I used about 1/2 the dressing, we like it light. I also only used 1/2 the amount of sugar like other reviewers suggested which was perfect. I topped the salad with fresh bacon bits and I sauteed the mushrooms in a little bacon grease and white wine and threw them on top warm just before serving, it made kind of a wilted spinach salad. We just don't care much for raw mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2009
The flavors in the salad are great I reduced the sugar (the ketchup already has some) and I cut the total amount of dressing in half and it was still a little too much for me. The dressing is good but I like to be able to taste the vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
TASTY! This dressing was one of the nicest I've had - chock full of flavor. Only change to recipe was the use of sunflower oil instead of canola - as it was all I had. Surprised that caloric level is so high. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2010
Salad tasted good but not great. The dressing was way to much for me -- I halved the sugar but left the recipe the same otherwise. I just left the dressing on the side and dipped my fork tongs in before each bite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2012
I made as written except that I added crumbled bacon to the top for my meat loving husband. I do wish I would have read the reviews beforehand for I too found the dressing to be entirely too sweet and will cut the sugar in half next time. Other than that this was a winner all the way and I very much enjoyed the addition of mustard powder and paprika. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
Dressing is phenomenal. Recipe is 5 stars as is which is rare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2009
This salad is very good for something a little different. I agree that the dressing is too sweet so you may want to half the sugar then add more if necessary. I also increased the oil and vinegar slightly to make it a little thinner. I used regular tomatoes and sunflower seeds because I didn't have almonds. Very tasty though! Read More
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