There just had to be a spinach salad somewhere in my summer holiday weekend. The dressing makes this one special I think; it tastes very fresh. In multiplying this recipe to serve a larger group, we ended up with more dressing than salad, so you may want to make the dressing and then use just the amount you need.
4 c. spinach leaves
1 small red onion, sliced
1 can mandarin oranges (or 2 small oranges, sectioned)
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts, optional
1/4 c. orange juice
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 T honey
2 T chopped cilantro
1 T Dijon mustard
Toss spinach, red onion, orange pieces, and pine nuts. Mix dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Toss with salad just before serving.