Monday, June 17, 2013

Mandarin Orange and Fresh Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Mandarin Orange and Fresh Baby Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

1 1-Lb. Bag baby Spinach
4 slices Bacon, fried, drained and crumbled
4 OZ Blue cheese, crumbled
2 Tbl. Red onion, diced and rinsed under cold water for 10 seconds
1 8oz can Mandarin oranges

1. Remove spinach from bag, rinse well, tear off the stems and tear leaves into bite-sized pieces. Add all other ingredients, toss. Serve with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette.

Poppy Seed Vinaigrette;

1 Tbl. Poppy seeds
3 Tbl. Balsamic vinegar
3 Tbl. Sherry vinegar
1 Tbl. Orange liqueur
Juice of 1 orange
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1 Tbl. Fresh thyme, finely chopped
pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper

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