5 oz. fresh spinach (half a 10-oz. bag)
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 15-oz. can mandarin oranges (or fresh Cuties/Halos, or 1 cup pomegranate seeds. I used the mandarins.)
1 large Granny Smith apple, cut in bite-size pieces
1 t. lemon juice
1/3 cup pecans--I toasted mine in butter and a little sea salt
Optional: Feta cheese & orecchiette pasta (did you know that means little ears?)
Dressing: (I made this separately, in case I needed to adjust the amount I poured on the salad):
4 T. olive oil or vegetable oil
2 T. apple cider vinegar
2 T. white wine vinegar
2-4 t. white sugar (or honey or Stevia to taste)--I used 3 t. sugar
1/8 t. each of paprika, onion powder
1 T. poppy seeds
Just throw it all together and enjoy!
I also added grilled chicken to this. Makes a great main dish salad that way.
Source: Tammy Elmore, Facebook, 1/5/16.