Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette
An easy salad to throw together, this spinach salad with mandarin oranges, goat cheese, almond slivers, and dates is made even more delicious by a homemade Vidalia onion vinaigrette. You can take a girl out of Georgia but...you know the rest.
Keyword: spinach salad
For the salad:
6cupsspinach, washed and dried
1can mandarin oranges, drained
3ozgoat cheese, crumbled
¼cupdates, seeded and chopped
For the vinaigrette:
1small Vidalia onionchopped
¼cupapple cider vinegar
¾cupolive oilpotentially more + 1 Tbsp
In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients.
In a non-stick sauce pan, heat up one Tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and cook until browned and soft, about 10 minutes. Pour in apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until combined and cook for another 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Place contents of pan in blender or food processor and blend on high for two minutes. Continuing on high (just make sure your lid is on tight), slowly add in the olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency.Toss vinaigrette over salad just before serving.