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Refreshing Grape, Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Refreshing fruit flavors of the grapes, mandarin orange and raspberry dressing mix well with the baby spinach leaves. This grape and spinach salad is perfect for summer dining al fresco with friends.


Grape, Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad

Wonderful sweet & light flavorful salad for summer dining. Recipe for 8 servings. Vegan & dairy-free.

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Grape and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

Made with California Grapes.

99 percent of U.S. grapes are produced in California. There are 81 grape varieties, available in three colors—green, red, and black— in season from May through January.

What do you put on a spinach salad?

spinach in a bowl

Spinach mixes well with other greens, and is fantastic with fruit. A dressing with a vinaigrette base is best, but the dressing can be warm or cold. Top with your favorite nuts, bacon, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, mushrooms and even hard boiled egg slices.

For this salad, there’s fruit (grapes & mandarin orange segments), a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing and chow mien noodles for crunch.

Refreshing Grape, Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 4 1/2 cups California seedless grapes
  • 1 1/4 cups mandarin orange segments (drained, if using canned)
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3/4 cup bottled light balsamic vinegar and oil dressing
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup crunchy chow mein noodles
  1. Place spinach in large salad bowl. Top with grapes, oranges and onion.
  2. Whisk together dressing, orange juice and jam. Pour over salad and toss until greens are coated with dressing. Top with crunchy noodles.
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Serve Grape, Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad with:

Beverage:

Grape Basil Martini, Shaken, Not Stirred

Wonderful cocktail for a summer evening, light and sweet. 

Grape Basil Martini
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