Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spinach, Feta, Bacon and Mandarin Orange Salad

I am twirling, I am skipping, I am dancing and singing and why?  Because I love, love, love, my new camera!  I bought a Canon Rebel T21 Kit with two lenses (the large lense is still in the box...someday, sighhhhh). 

I can hardly figure out how to take a picture with my new camera, but the pictures I do take are 100% better than anything I ever took with my point and shoot! I was convinced  I could take quality pic's with a point and shoot...why?, no idea,  there must have been Merlot involved,  because there is just no comparison!

This spinach salad recipe has been around for ages.  I have used leafy lettuce, romaine and spring mix, but I think spinach is the most popular. 

The dressing is a sweet, tart blend of sugar and vinegar and the use of canned mandarin oranges make it a pantry friendly recipe.   

You won't need the entire dressing recipe...just spoon a little on at a time until you  barely coat the leaves, then save the rest for later....oh, and most important! Do not toss until you are ready to serve...this salad wilts very quickly.


2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry or Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

8 cups packed spinach leaves (prewashed, bag type)
1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Bacon pieces
1   11 oz can Mandarin oranges, well drained

Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake, shake, shake!  Chill for 15 minutes.

In large bowl, add all salad ingredients.

Toss with chilled dressing and serve!

1 comment:

  1. Yummers...this is a very refreshing salad, I remember it well:)