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joanne's awesome spinach salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Michelle London
Gonzales, TX

My sister Joanne has been bringing this salad to every summer gathering she attends for years. It is always a big hit and has become a treasured family recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For joanne's awesome spinach salad

  • 2 bunch
    fresh spinach leaves, washed and patted dry (you can also used 1 bag fresh spinach)
  • 1 pt
    strawberries, sliced
  • 1 can
    mandarin oranges, large
  • 1
    red onion, sliced
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    red onion, minced
  • 1 c
    salad oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    poppy seeds

How To Make joanne's awesome spinach salad

  • 1
    Mix dressing ingredients (you may use a food processor or blender if you wish). Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
  • 3
    Pour dressing on salad just before serving and toss again.
  • 4
    You can make dressing a day or two ahead. It will keep up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.