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Spinach Mandarin Pecan
Craisin Salad

Servings: 4
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  • 1 bunch spinach, washed, dried and torn (I generally figure 1.5 oz. of spinach, or lettuce, per person)
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1½ oz. pecans, chopped
  • 1½ oz. Craisins (or raisins)


  • 2 Tbl. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbl. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbl. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbl. Best Foods LIGHT Mayo
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard


  1. Combine spinach, mandarins, pecans and craisins in a med-large salad bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, or cup, combine dressing ingredients: rice vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, LIGHT-mayonnaise and Dijon, mix well.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.
  4. Divide salad among 4 salad bowls or plates and serve.

Nutrition:  Dressed Salad
(Serving size: ¼th recipe)
: 213       protein: 1.5g        total carbohydrate: 27.2g     total fat: 17.5g
: 19g        sodium: 286mg        dietary fiber: 4.6g        saturated fat: 1.3g 

NutritionDressing only, per Tbl.
: 32.7      protein: 0g             total carbohydrate: 2.7g       total fat: 12g
: 2.3g       sodium: 119mg        dietary fiber: 0g            saturated fat: 0.4g