Spinach Salad with Mango and Papaya

By: Richard Massey

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 ?" pieces

  • 2 oz.Papaya – peeled, seeded and diced into ?" pieces

  • 2 oz.Mandarin oranges

  • ? 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 ? oz.Cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp.Kosher salt

  • 1 tsp.Sambal olek (chili paste)

  • 1 ? tsp.Dijon mustard

  • ? tsp.Ground coriander

  • 1 Tbsp.Poppy seeds

  • 2 cupsCanola 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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