Spinach Salad with Red Onion, Bacon, and Mandarin Oranges

Spinach Salad with Red Onion, Bacon, and Mandarin Oranges

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  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 8-10 People

Hearty spinach punctuated with onion, fresh bacon bits, and juicy mandarin oranges makes a super side salad to partner with an Easter ham.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups baby spinach leaves, washed, patted dry
  • 1/2 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 5 strips of peppered bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled
  • 1, 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained, juice reserved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon leaves

Directions

  1. Toss spinach, onion, bacon, and mandarins in an extra large bowl.
  2. In a cruet, shake together mandarin juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, and tarragon.
  3. Drizzle half of the dressing on spinach mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Evenly divide spinach salad among 10 salad bowls and serve with remaining dressing.

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