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Paige's Sweet Spinach Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Hunsaker
Added: Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dressing:
1/2 Tbsp. poppyseeds
1/4 c. white vinegar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dry mustard

Salad:
1 bag baby spinach
1 bag romaine lettuce
1/4 lb. grated swiss cheese
1/2 bottle real Hormel bacon pieces
1 purple onion, sliced
fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 can mandarin oranges, drained

Nuts:
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. slivered almonds

Directions:
Directions:
Put all the dressing ingredients into a sealed container and shake to mix well. Mix in onions and mushrooms and leave in refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.

To make nuts, toast almonds in sugar over medium heat, stirring continuously until sugar is melted and almonds are lightly toasted.

When ready to serve, mix nuts, dressing, and all other ingredients.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This salad is incredible, but has a very short "shelf life," so don't mix everything together until right when you're ready to eat.

 

 

 

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