Spinach Mandarin Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
Fresh juicy mandarins make this Spinach Mandarin Salad a perfect way to brighten your day! Toasted almonds, cranberries, a fresh honey balsamic dressing and more will make this the perfect go to salad for any dinner!
- 10 oz spinach
- 4 mandarins, peeled and in sections
- ¼ c red onion thinly sliced (optional)
- ⅔ c almonds
- ½ c dried cranberries
- ½ c olive oil
- ¼ c balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 T honey
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- Sea salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast for 7-9 minutes. Chop or pound almonds into small pieces. (Place in a plastic bag and use a wood spoon to pound.)
Combine all salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Place ingredients for dressing into a high powered blender and blend on high until smooth. If dressing is too thick, add a small amount of water to thin out.
Add desired amount of dressing to salad and toss just before serving. Enjoy!