Spinach Salad with Bacon, Almonds and Oranges

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   Spinach_Salad1   I was looking for a fun way to change up my favorite salad, and this Spinach Salad was the winning way. It’s a bed of spinach and green leaf lettuce with bacon, sliced almonds, mandarin oranges and a little mozzarella cheese. It is absolutely delish! 🙂

   The sliced almonds give this salad a nice crunch, and the bacon and oranges give it a great salty/sweet flavor! The creamy poppy seed dressing just completes it perfectly. I love how I can make this all year round. It’s a perfect salad to serve with a holiday meal, or on a hot summer day for lunch.

Spinach Salad with Bacon, Almonds and Oranges
A bed of spinach and green leaf lettuce with bacon, almonds and oranges. Serve with creamy poppy seed dressing.
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Creamy Poppy Seed dressing
  1. Rinse green leaf lettuce in water. Pat dry with paper towels then chop into pieces. Divide lettuce and spinach leaves among 4 plates or bowls.
  2. Top each salad with mandarin oranges, chopped bacon, almonds and cheese. Drizzle with desired amount of creamy poppy seed dressing. Enjoy!
You can make this salad 1 day in advance. Combine all of the ingredients, except the oranges and dressing, into a large bowl. Cover and chill in fridge until ready to eat. When ready to serve, add the oranges and toss with dressing.




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6 thoughts on “Spinach Salad with Bacon, Almonds and Oranges

  1. I love your blog. Everyone loves any recipe I make from here. I can always count on it turning out great. Thank you! Can you tell me what kind of poppy seed dressing you usually use? Do you have a favorite? I’m making this salad for Christmas. . . .I sent my mom to your blog for Christmas desserts too 🙂 Can’t wait to see what we get!

    1. Hi Amy! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I truly appreciate it 🙂 I always buy the KRAFT Creamy Poppyseed dressing. It is by far my favorite. I think it has the best flavor!
      I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!! 🙂

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