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This salad serves 4 larger portions and is scrumptious!  It’s light but packed with flavor.  Adding grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon would turn this into a main course salad quite easily.  Spring has sprung—Enjoy!Salad

5 oz baby spinach
3 mandarin oranges (10 oz), peeled and segmented
3/4 cup pomegranate arils (raspberries are a good substitute if necessary)
1 medium avocado, diced
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup light mayonnaise (tested with Hellman’s light)
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 Tbsp milk, if needed

Directions for the dressing
In a small mixing bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar and salt until sugar and salt have
dissolved. Add mayonnaise, honey and poppy seeds and whisk until combined. Mix in milk to
thin if desired. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

For the salad:
In a salad bowl, layer spinach, mandarin oranges, pomegranate arils, avocado, almonds and
walnuts. Pour desired amount of dressing over top (or alternately just dress each serving).
Serve immediately.

Recipe source: Cooking Classy