Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad
The end of October?  Yes!  Halloween is a couple days away?  Yes!  The meteorologists on the East Coast have been emphasizing that we East Coast residents should be aware of a weather system coming up from the south?  Yes!  Have we been checking on the flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods, bottled water and making sure that our cars have a full tank of gas? Yes, again!  

Last year we had a Halloween Nor'easter!  Here, in my town we lost power for 6 days.  This year so many more states & people will be affected by this hybrid weather system - Hurricane Sandy. We are heeding the precautions and the warnings!

Yesterday, in addition to our storm preparations, I remembered a wonderful Spinach Salad that I enjoyed at the Red Pheasant Inn while at the Cape this summer.  The salad we had at dinner last night was adapted from the tantalizing tasty spinach treat that made a great impression on me.  It was delicious!  That salad contained fresh oranges.  I had a can of Mandarin Oranges on hand, so a few of the smaller slices worked just fine.  If you like a salad made with fresh Spinach, try it! So good! 

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad       


Per serving
Fresh Baby Spinach
6 - 7 Mandarin Orange slices
Feta Cheese - crumbled
Balsamic Vinaigrette - 1 - 2 Tablespoons per serving

  1. Place desired amount of Baby Spinach Leaves in a salad dish.
  2. Add 6-7 Mandarin Orange slices.
  3. Sprinkle desired amount of Feta Cheese on top.
  4. Drizzle on Balsamic Vinaigrette.
This is a very tasty, colorful and nutritious salad for any time of year.  An especially good time is during the colder months when the tomatoes in my grocery stores are either costly or not lookin' good.


And...Stay safe!

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