Spinach Salad with Mandarin Poppy Seed Dressing

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by MMers

If you've never tasted toasted pine nuts before, then this recipe will make you a fan! (They can easily be found in any bulk food store). This is the recipe that also started my love affair with balsamic vinegar, all the different flavors blend marvelously well in this awesome salad!

Top Review by CIndytc

The best salad I have made in a long time....loved the dressing, this will be a family favorite for the summer....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pine nuts in a small frying pan and toast on medium heat until golden, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  2. Cool and set aside.
  3. Core apple and cut into 1/2 inch chunks.
  4. Coat in lemon juice as you cut it up to prevent browning.
  5. Set aside.
  6. To prepare dressing: In large bowl, whisk together orange juice, balsamic vinegar, oil, honey, poppy seeds, mustard, salt and pepper.
  7. Add spinach and toss to coat well.
  8. Arrange spinach in individual salad bowls and top with apple chunks, drained mandarin orange segments, and toasted pine nuts.

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