Mandarin Spinach with Caramelized Walnut Salad
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Recipe
2 cups water
1 cup walnut pieces
3 tablespoons white sugar
Boil water. Add walnuts and cook for 40 seconds. Strain the walnuts. Combine walnuts and sugar in a bowl. Stir to coat. Place sugar covered walnuts on a sheet pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
2 cups canola oil
1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
1 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon table salt
Combine ingredients and whisk to thoroughly dissolve the sugar. Makes about 4 3/4 cups.
8 cups chopped spinach
1 1/2 cups Mandarin oranges
1 cup caramelized walnuts
1/4 cup ¼ inch diced red onions
3/8 cup dressing
Combine ingredients and toss until evenly coated with dressing.