Cranberry Spinach Salad with Warm Honey Dijon Bacon Dressing
Contributed by: NAPSA
Salads With A Kick
(NAPSA) - On a warm day, nothing beats the heat better than a cool, crisp salad. From colorful garden salads, to those with more of an exotic flair, nature's bounty of seasonal produce offers nearly endless possibilities. Precut produce and salad greens are great timesavers, making it easy to whip up a light, healthy meal anytime.
Here are a few tips to add a little zip to your salad routine:
Add a wide variety of toppings to your traditional salad greens. Use vibrant Mandarin oranges, sweet and tangy Ocean Spray(r) Craisins(r) Sweetened Dried Cranberries and pecans to create an exotic Mandarin Cranberry Salad.
Make your salad pleasing to both the eye and the palate. There's a huge assortment of colorful fruits and vegetables available. Choose from pastel melons, red and blue berries, green grapes, yellow peppers, orange carrots and rich, red tomatoes.
Spice up a traditional chicken salad by adding curry powder and Craisins(r) Sweetened Dried Cranberries. The wonderful color and sweet, tangy taste of Craisins(r) add an unexpected sweetness to this favorite. Whip up this salad the night before to allow the sweet and savory flavors to blend. Serve on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich spread.
Shelve the iceberg lettuce! Experiment with and enjoy a variety of salad greens. Try a savory Cranberry Spinach Salad with Warm Honey Dijon Bacon Dressing. This salad combines tender baby spinach and sweetened dried cranberries with a warm bacon, honey and Dijon mustard dressing.
Whatever your favorite flavor, Original, Cherry or Orange, Craisins(r) Sweetened Dried Cranberries are great anytime of day for a quick snack fix or tasty ingredient. Just sprinkle in your favorite foods or recipes and enjoy.
1 6-ounce package salad spinach
1/2 cup Ocean Spray(r) Craisins(r) Original Sweetened Dried Cranberries
Red onion slices
4 slices bacon or turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup plain or orange-flavored honey
1/2 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Wash and clean spinach. Divide evenly among 4 salad plates. Top each with 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries and onion slices.
Combine dressing ingredients in a small glass mixing bowl using a wire whisk. Heat in the microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until warm.