Spinach Salad with Apples, Pecans & Chicken


Spinach Salad with Apples, Pecans & Chicken

Ingredients (dressing)

2 oranges
1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 Tbsp stone ground mustard
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 small garlic clove, pressed

Ingredients (salad)

1 (6 ounce) pkg fresh baby spinach leaves
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup diced celery
2 medium Red Delicious apples
1/2 cup red onion, choppedf
3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 cup Sunnyland Toasted Pecan Halves
orange sections (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the dressing, zest one orange to measure 2 teaspoons zest.
  2. Juice oranges to measure 1/2 cup juice.
  3. Combine orange zest, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, salt, black pepper and pressed garlic; whisk until smooth.
  4. While continuously whisking, add orange juice in a thin, steady stream; set dressing aside.
  5. For the salad, place spinach in bottom of large serving bowl.
  6. Dice chicken and celery. Cut apples in half lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Cut each apple half into small pieces. Chop onion.
  7. Layer chicken, celery, apples, onion, cranberries and pecans, if desired, over spinach.
  8. To serve, drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  9. Top with orange segments (if you want to add this, you will need at least 1 extra orange) and Whole-Grain Croutons, if desired.
  10. Serve immediately.

 

Recipe Picture by Sue at food.com