Sunday, June 14, 2009

refreshing summer salad

here is yet another salad recipe for you all fruity salad people out there. i tried this thursday night when we made homemade pizza, and it was a nice accompaniment. the grapefruits provide a tart, fruity twist to go with the mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, and candied pecans. instead of making my own dressing, i opted for a store bought vinaigrette, which was just fine because sometimes, i just do not have the time to make it from scratch!

the original recipe can be found here on the Good Things Catered blog.

Roxy's Refreshing Summer Salad
from Good Things Catered

I N G R E D I E N T S :

5 c. fresh baby spinach, washed and dried thoroughly
1/3 c. fresh grapefruit pieces
1/3 c. mandarin oranges
1/2 c. of dried cranberries
1/2 c. lightly candied pecans (here is the recipe i use)
raspberry vinaigrette (she recommends Trader Joe's brand, but since we do not have one here, i used another brand)

D I R E C T I O N S :

-In large bowl, combine spinach, grapefruit, oranges, cranberries, and pecans.
-Lightly drizzle some raspberry vinaigrette on top.
-Toss to combine and serve immediately

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