Ok, so you've probably seen this salad done a million different ways at a million different restaurants, bbq's, and pot-luck dinners, but that's the thing that is so AWESOME about this salad! You can use pretty much whatever fruit you've got in your kitchen & its bound to taste and look fantastic! Its funny to think that until a couple of years ago I don't think I'd ever had fruit on a green salad, but now that is how I make them most often. Dick and I fell in love with poppy seed dressing the instant we tasted it, and our salad-loving lives haven't been the same since.
Summer Spinach-Berry Salad
10 oz. spinach, washed & stems trimmed
3/4 c. strawberries, hulled & sliced
1/2 c. blueberries
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 c. almonds, toasted
3 Tbsp. poppy seed dressing
Put spinach in a large bowl. Add strawberries, blueberries, oranges & dressing & toss to coat. Sprinkle almonds over the top & serve immediately.
*Put dressing on right before serving. If it sits too long, the salad will become soggy.