Spinach Salad with Mango and Papaya


This is a great summer salad, leaving you refreshed even on the hottest days. For those who like to have a little protein with there salad, both grilled chicken or shrimp go well with this dish. Don't let the number of items scare you, this is a simple recipe and well worth the extra time. Great for the family or summer parties.

Spinach Salad

Makes 1 salad

  • 4 oz. Spinach - cleaned and stem removed

  • 2 oz. Mango - peeled, seeded and diced into ѕ" pieces

  • 2 oz. Papaya - peeled, seeded and diced into ѕ" pieces

  • 2 oz. Mandarin oranges

  • Ѕ oz. Red onion - julienne

  • 2 Tbsp. Slivered almonds - toasted

  • 2 oz. Lime vinaigrette (recipe follows)

  • 1 ea. Lime slices

Combine spinach red onion and lime vinaigrette in a bowl and toss. Place on plate and top with mango, papaya, mandarin oranges and slivered almonds. Garnish with lime slice.

Lime vinaigrette

Yields 4 cups

  • 4 oz. Lime marmalade

  • 6 oz. Fresh lime juice

  • 4 tsp. Sugar

  • 4 tsp. Orange juice concentrate - undiluted

  • 2 Ѕ oz. Cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1 tsp. Sambal olek (chili paste)

  • 1 Ѕ tsp. Dijon mustard

  • Ѕ tsp. Ground coriander

  • 1 Tbsp. Poppy seeds

  • 2 cups Canola oil

  • 3 oz. Olive oil

Combine and mix all ingredients except the oils in a mixer. Slowly add the oil on medium speed until vinaigrette is emulsified. Store in an air tight container and refrigerate.

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