A spur-of-the-moment creation when I wanted something with a great flavor punch and lots of color, plus quick to prepare—this one fills the bill, with baby spinach and colorful cranberries and mandarin oranges, plus the crunch of sweetened almonds and the pungent feta cheese—a new favorite at our house! You may substitute blue cheese for the feta and any kind of sweetened pecans or walnuts, if desired, for the almonds.
Place servings of spinach onto salad plates. Top with red onion, mandarin oranges, cranberries, sliced almonds and feta cheese in that order. Drizzle dressing over each salad.
Per Serving: 459 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 43.9g; fat 29.5g; cholesterol 22.3mg; sodium 811.4mg.