Citrus Spinach Salad

256 mcg folic acid -- Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron, as well as folic acid, this change-of-pace salad is great with chicken or fish.


8 cups torn fresh spinach
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1 cup H&S Florida orange juice
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 H&S Florida oranges, peeled, halved, and sliced
1/2 of a medium sweet orange or red pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips


In a large salad bowl combine spinach, mushrooms, and onions; set aside.

In a 12 in. skillet or a Dutch oven cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Set aside.

Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. In a bowl combine cornstarch, orange peel, orange juice, garlic salt, and black pepper; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add spinach mixture. Toss until coated. If desired, return salad to heat and toss 30 to 60 seconds more or until slightly wilted. Return mixture to salad bowl; toss in bacon, oranges, and pepper strips.

Makes 4 side-dish servings.

NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: 105 cal., 6 g pro., 19 g carbo., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 5 g dietary fiber, 259 mg sodium. Daily value: 162% vit. C, 89% vit. A, 13% thiamine, 21% riboflavin, 12% niacin, 11% calcium, 26% iron, 27% potassium.

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