Easy Spinach Salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ashley Gunderson
from Montgomery, IL

My dad would make this salad and bring it to get-togethers. It is so delicious and I could eat it for my whole meal! It is ALWAYS a hit!!

serves 6-7
prep time 15 Min


  •   2
    bags of baby spinach
  •   1 c
    mozzarella cheese
  •   1 can(s)
    mandarin oranges, drained
  •   1/2 c
    almonds, slivered
  •   4 Tbsp
  •   1 jar(s)
    poppy seed dressing (i like marzetti's the best!)

How To Make

  • 1
    Rinse the baby spinach and put in a bowl. Add the mozzarella cheese & drained oranges. Toss together.
  • 2
    Caramelize almonds: Put 4 tablespoons sugar in heavy skillet. Add almonds. Stir constantly over low heat until sugar melts, turns brown and collects on almonds. Remove from heat and break apart to cool. USE A WOODEN SPOON--others melt!
  • 3
    Dress the salad with the poppy seed dressing to your liking; or you can keep it on the side if you prefer. I find I like it better when all the flavors have blended and the dressing isn't just on top.
  • 4
    Top with caramelized almonds. Serve immediately. Enjoy!