Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

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My mom gave me the recipe for this salad recently. At first the mandarin oranges didn’t seem like a good match, but it goes well with the German vinaigrette. I’m not a fan of tomatoes on salad so I leave those off. You can get the vinaigrette already bottled in the store or make it from this old German recipe here.

Spinach Salad
Serves:     4-6        Preheat Oven Temp:  N/A

Ingredients List
8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup German Vinaigrette
1 can sliced Mandarin oranges

German Vinaigrette
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 small onion, diced very fine
1 tsp. celery salt or 1-1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. Maggi Seasoning Sauce (this is like a German soy sauce)

Mix all vinaigrette ingredients together and shake well. Refrigerate up to one week. Shake well right before serving.

Step-by-Step

1 Clean and chop the spinach into bite sized pieces.
2 Add the onions, tomatoes, and enough vinaigrette to moisten. Toss to coat evenly.
3 Top with mandarin oranges just before serving.

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