Strawberry Spring Salad
1 (10 oz) bag fresh spinach
3 cups fresh strawberries, washed & hulled
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
3/4 cup walnut pieces
1 head Bibb lettuce or 1/2 head of Boston lettuce
1 medium sweet onion, sliced thin
Wash spinach and lettuce, pat dry. Tear into bite-sized pieces and place in salad bowl. Reserve 6-8 whole strawberries for garnish; cut remaining berries in half and add to bowl. Add drained oranges and sliced onion. Toss gently; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until serving time. Add salad dressing of choice, a poppy seed dressing is an excellent choice. Garnish with whole strawberries and walnuts.
Tip: To make this recipe into an entree, add sliced, cooked chicken breast or sliced beef tenderloin.