Christmas Salad Recipe

Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Recipes, Salads | 13 comments

Christmas Salad Recipe

This is an old recipe that I remember my mom making at Christmas time so I renamed it Christmas Salad. The real name of “Spinach and Apple Salad” just didn’t sound exciting enough for such a wonderful salad.

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Fresh greens with red apples looks so colorful . Drizzled with an orange dressing and other goodies, it may sound different, but tastes wonderful! Don’t just limit it to holiday time, but make this anytime as a compliment to your meal. It’s a great use for those apples in the fall, too.

I like to make this salad on individual plates so everyone gets all the ingredients. It makes a tasty and beautiful salad course presentation with the reds and greens. From the original recipe, I added the feta cheese and almonds.

 

Christmas Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Phyllis @ grandparentsplus.com
Prep time:
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Colorful, delicious, and unique with an orange dressing!
Ingredients
  • Spinach along with other greens
  • red apples (my mother used Delicious apples with their deep red color)
  • Bacon – Cut in squares, fry and drain
  • 1 cup mayo
  • Feta cheese (optional)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Orange Juice concentrate
Instructions
  1. Combine spinach, apples, and bacon in a bowl or arrange on individual salad plates.
  2. Combine orange juice concentrate with mayo until just light orange and mix with salad or pour on top of individual salads
  3. Sprinkle Feta cheese and sliced almonds on top.

Adding orange concentrate to the mayo…..   just a few tablespoons per cup makes an unusual, but tasty dressing.

Christmas Salad grandparentsplus.com

Mix until a light orange color….

Christmas Salad grandparentsplus.com

 

Recipe without bacon….

Christmas Salad Recipe grandparentsplus.com

 

Recipe with bacon…..

Christmas Salad grandparentsplus.com

Add this recipe to your salad collection. So pretty, yet, so delicious! 

Enjoy! 

Phyllis

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13 Comments

  1. YUM! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for partying with us at Merry Monday. Our first party of 2016 begins tonight, hope you can make it!

  2. Yum! I love a good spinach salad and the apples to boot! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

    • Yes, a great combination and the dressing really accents the flavors!

  3. This is a favorite salad in our house! Using mayo with orange concentre sounds delicious! I’m going to try that next time we have it..Im a grandparent too; I subscribedto see what nuggets i can learn about this fun “role” od grandma! Have a good day, Linda from STTA linl party

    • Oh, thanks for subscribing. Being a grandma is really about making memories and having fun!

  4. What a great salad – but red or green or not, I probably won’t be waiting until Christmas to make it! Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday, and I’ll be pinning this! 🙂

  5. Hi! This salad looks delicious, and easy to make. Think I will try this 🙂

    • It is easy and delicious. As I said, the dressing just makes it!

  6. This sounds to good to be true!!! I’ve got to give it a try! Thanks for sharing on the Home Matters Linky Party 🙂

    • It’s easy and delicious!

  7. definitely making this one…..as I get older I love salads more and more. Add some roasted chicken strips to this and I have my supper. Thank you for sharing.

    • Sounds good to me!

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