Tropical Spinach Salad With Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Christy Rost


1bunch fresh baby spinach, washed, dried, and stemmed
1bunch salad greens, washed and dried
2mangos, peeled and sliced
2papaya, peeled and sliced
1cup cubed fresh or canned pineapple
½cup peeled and julienned jicama
1recipe raspberry poppy seed dressing

On a large platter or individual salad plates, arrange the fresh spinach, salad greens, sliced mango and papaya, pineapple, and jicama. Mix the dressing and spoon over the salads.

Recipe serves 6.

Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing:
½cup sugar
1teaspoon dry mustard
½teaspoon salt
¼cup red raspberry vinegar
1 ½tablespoons diced sweet onion
¾cup canola oil
1teaspoon poppy seeds

In a blender, combine the sugar, dry mustard, salt, vinegar, and onion. Mix on low speed just until blended. With the blender on low speed, add the canola oil slowly in a steady stream until the dressing is thick and emulsified. Add the poppy seeds and pulse several times to mix.

Recipe makes 1 ½ cups dressing.

Category: Salads