Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Spinach Fruit Salad

My best friend's mom makes this. It's yummy and pretty!

1 egg white
1/4 c sugar
1 c sliced almonds
2 T butter
Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar, 1 T at a time, beating 2 - 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. Fold in almonds. Melt butter in a 9" square pan in a 325 degree oven. Add coated almonds and bake, stirring every 5 minutes or until lightly browned and dry. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

1 package lettuce
1 package spinach
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges (drained)
20 fresh strawberries -- thinly sliced
1 green onion -- chopped

3/4 c olive oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 t grated orange rind
1/2 T fresh orange juice
1/2 t poppy seeds
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper

Toss together greens, fruits and onions. Whisk together oil with remaining ingredients, drizzle over salad, tossing gently. Sprinkle with sugared almonds and serve immediately.

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