Need a quick and easy dish to take to a party? Orange spinach salad fits the bill.

We've used this dreamily elegant, gourmet orange spinach salad for that very purpose too many times to count. It is righteously worthy of such an honor, too.

This salad is one that doesn't need a lot of explanation, friends, so just read the ingredients and you will see what we mean.

 

 

New Italian Recipes Presents:
Orange Spinach Salad

Dressing Ingredients:
½ cup mild or "neutral" (grape seed oil, for example) vegetable oil
¼ cup orange juice
2 T cider vinegar
1 T sugar (turbinado, preferably)
¼ t salt
¼ t freshly ground black pepper
Garnish:
1 T butter
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Salad Ingredients:
1 package baby spinach
2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

Preparation
Place all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Refrigerate for several hours.

Toss the oranges, cucumbers, spinach and onion together in a large salad bowl.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat.

Add walnuts and sauté until crisp and slightly browned.

Remove from heat and toss with ¼ teaspoon salt and set aside.

When you are ready to serve the orage spinach salad, pour dressing over it, add the walnuts and toss it all.

 

See what we mean? Orange spinach salad is easy and "elegant", and, most importantly, tasty.

For the next party you attend, when you need something simple to contribute to the gathering, but something that will reinforce your reputation as a gourmet cook, take this one. It's perfect!

Buon appetito always!
Brought to you with love from
Aunt Aletha and Dear Old Dave

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