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Spinach Salad with Oranges

The tangy dressing for this refreshing salad has the right sweet-tart balance to suit my taste—and others who try it agree! Orange sections are a pretty contrast to the greens, and the bacon adds a crisp accent. —Kathy Schrecengost Oswego, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings (about 3/4 cup dressing)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, toss the spinach, oranges, mushrooms and bacon; set aside.
  • In a blender, combine the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, onion, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady steam. Serve with salad.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 267 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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