Spinach salad with mandarin oranges, avocado and pine nuts is a delicious combination of early spring seasonal flavors.
I guess it is technically late winter.🤔 Although in Alabama it has been quite warm. We get a little bit of everything in Alabama during the winter.
👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 Accurate!✅😂🤣 I realize Groundhog Day was like a month ago, but I couldn’t resist.
But back to the spinach salad! I used to get stuck in a salad rut. My go to has always been greens, cheese, tomato and ranch dressing. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes you’ve just gotta mix it up.
To keep things a bit more interesting I love mixing seasonal produce to make a salad. Spinach, avocados and citrus fruits are all in season right now. And this salad is a winning flavor combination.
Topped with my signature homemade balsamic vinaigrette, it has the perfect mix of sweet and tangy.😋
Plus I added a little crunch from the pine nuts. 👌🏻
You could use the canned mandarins if you want, but the fresh mandarins/ clementines are sooo much better. Plus they are readily available and affordable this time of year.
Tools Used to Make Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Avocado and Pine Nuts
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- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mason jar with lid or salad dressing shaker to make the dressing
- Knife and cutting board
Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Avocado and Pine Nuts Recipe
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Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Avocado and Pine Nuts
Spinach salad with mandarins, avocado, pine nuts topped with the best balsamic vinaigrette.
- 2 cups raw spinach (I prefer baby spinach)
- 1 fresh mandarin orange or clementine* peeled and segmented
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 1 Tablespoon pine nuts
- 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinaigrette
Make a bed of spinach on a salad plate or bowl.
Top with the mandarin oranges, avocado slices, pine nuts and drizzle balsamic vinaigrette on top.
*Canned mandarins can be used in this salad, if preferred.