"Colorful and cool - this California spin on spinach salad has a lot going on without a lot of effort."
fresh spinach, washed and dried thoroughly
ripe Hass avocadoes, seeded, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons limes or 2 tablespoons
ripe olives, thinly sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
mandarin oranges, drained and quartered
spinach salad dressing
( recipe follows)
red wine vinegar
dry leaf tarragon, crushed
In small saucepan, bring vinegar and tarragon to a boil. Cool.
Blend mustard and vinegar mixture in deep bowl. Stir well.
Gradually add oil, beating until well blended.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Tear spinach into bite size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. In medium bowl, generously drizzle lime juice over avocado cubes before tossing in salad to prevent browning and to enhance flavor. Add avocados, olives, onions and oranges to mixing bowl and toss together with salad dressing.