Spinach Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Remember when I said that, once you made my homemade blue cheese dressing recipe that you would never buy it at the store again? Well, the same goes for this balsamic vinaigrette recipe!  The addition of orange juice concentrate and a touch of honey gives you just enough sweetness, yet still manages the calorie count down.

This would make a great side salad, appetizer or even as a meal all on it’s own.  If you want to add some protein, you could always add a little bit of crumbled feta cheese or even sliced boiled eggs. I wouldn’t add any protein with a strong flavor (seasoned chicken breasts, etc), because the orange balsamic vinaigrette recipe is really the star of the show!

To make it, you will need:

balsamic vinaigrette recipe ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Red Onion sliced
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Almond Slices
  • 1 tsp Sugar (optional)

Scroll down for the complete directions!

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Spinach Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Spinach Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Ingredients

    For the Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • Baby Spinach
  • Red Onion sliced
  • Mandarin Orange Slices, drained
  • Almond Slices
  • 1 tsp Sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick skillet, toast almond slices with the sugar (you can omit the sugar if you like) until slightly brown. Set aside
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Place Spinach on plates.
  4. Top with Mandarin slices and onion slices.
  5. Add toasted almonds on top.
  6. Serve with dressing.
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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview | July 27, 2014

As a reminder, the value of the coupons that you find in your newspaper may vary from the value in the provided link! In addition, all of the stores in my area double coupons up to $.99 (so a $.75 coupon has a value of $1.50). If the stores in your area don’t double or your paper is more expensive, you may not find the coupons as valuable as I do!

Check out Sunday Coupon Preview for the complete listing of coupons. There should be 5 inserts this week: 2 SmartSource inserts, 2 Redplum inserts and a Proctor & Gamble insert.

Don’t understand the terms or abbreviations that I use? Be sure to read my Coupon Lingo post!

Coupons of Note

:: SmartSource Coupons

Speed Stick B1G1 free gear antiperspirant/deodorant or body spray up to $4.29: there are always good deals on Speed Stick at the drug stores. This coupon should make the deals even better!

Purell $1/1 8oz+ advanced hand sanitizer bottle: We will see plenty of good deals on this as we get closer to Back To School time

Mitchum $2/1 coupon: this is not on the national lists, but is supposed to be in the inserts in many regions.

:: RedPlum Coupons

Axe B1G1 coupons: if you have someone that likes Axe (yuck!), at least you can save some money on it!

Ragu $.60/2 products: use this coupon to get 3 for $0.47 each at CVS next week!

:: Proctor & Gamble Coupons

the standard coupons but there is a nice $2/1 Tide coupon that should come in handy

So how many copies of the paper would I buy?

If I were building a stockpile: 2 – 4

Now that I am in stockpile-maintenance mode: 2 – 3

We are starting to see the return of some good coupons!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the 2014 Coupon Insert Schedule

Retail Coupon Roundup | Loft Outlet, Yankee Candle, Kohl’s + More!

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Heading out to shop this weekend? Don’t leave the house without these coupons! :: Top Retail Coupons A.C. Moore – $10 Off $40 Regular & Sale Price Purchase (exp: 7/25/2014) Ann Taylor Factory – 15% Off All-New Styles (exp: 7/27/2014) Bealls – 30% Off Shoe Purchase (exp: 7/29/2014) Bonton/Carson’s – 40% Off 1 Single Sale […]

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