Sweet Spinach Salad

Oranges

3 T. orange juice concentrate
2 T. sugar
2 T. cider vinegar
1 T. finely chopped green onion
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/2 t. poppy seeds
1 pkg. fresh baby spinach
2 cans (16 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
2/3 c. honey roasted Almond Accents

In a blender, combine the orange juice, sugar, vinegar, onion and salt. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. transfer to a small pitcher or bowl. Refrigerate for one hour.

On salad plates, arrange spinach, mandarin oranges and almonds. Drizzle with dressing. Optional: add chow mein noodles and chicken for a delightful lunch! From Taste of Home magazine.

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Fancy Chicken Salad

Lettuce leaves with white space

3 cups cold, diced chicken
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup Almond Accents
2 1/2 tablespoon minced parsley
1 cup sliced seedless red grapes
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

Combine first 7 ingredients and fold in last. Chill until ready to serve. Serves 8. Makes wonderful croissant sandwiches. Great on a bed of lettuce with crackers on the side as well. Serves 4-6.

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