March Recipe: Mandarin Spinach w/ Caramelized Walnuts
If you’ve been in the restaurant the past two weeks you might have tried our Mandarin Spinach Tossed Salad with Caramelized Walnuts. We change our menu every two weeks to ensure all our guests get a great variety all month long. We now have our very popular Classic Greek Tossed Salad at all the locations. If you love the Mandarin Spinach and want more, try it at home with the recipe below. Enjoy!!
Mandarin Spinach w/ Caramelized Walnut
2 cups water
1cup ¼” diced walnut pieces walnuts
3 Tablespoons white sugar
Boil water. Add walnuts and cook for 40 seconds. Strain the walnuts. Combine walnuts and sugar in a bowl. Stir to coat. Place sugar covered walnuts on a sheet pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown.
2 cups canola oil 1 ¼ cups fresh orange juice
1 cup white sugar 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 Tablespoon table salt
Combine ingredients and whisk to thoroughly dissolve the sugar
Yields approximately 4 ¾ cups.
Mandarin Spinach w/ Caramelized Walnut tossed salad:
8 cups chopped spinach
1 ½ cups Mandarin oranges
1 cup caramelized walnuts
¼ cup ¼” diced red onions
3/8 cup dressing
Combine ingredients and toss until evenly coated with dressing.