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Friday, February 19, 2010

Recipe for success.... Grapefruit Spinach Salad & a friend

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Grapefruit Spinach Salad Recipe

Serving Size 1 (350g) (Calories: 161-not including 2 tbsp bacon)
Recipe makes 6 servings


1(16ozs) package fresh spinach leaves
3 large grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
3 large oranges, peeled and sectioned
1(6ozs)can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 tablespoons vegetable oil                                   
3 tablespoons grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce

1/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons bacon bits( or 3-4 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled)
You can also top with cooked chilled shrimp or  grilled chicken

Wash spinach, break into bite size pieces
& arrange in a salad bowl. Top with grapefruit
 & orange sections and water chestnuts.
Mix dressing ingredients together until well blended & pour over salad and chill for 30 minutes.
To serve, garnish with mushrooms and bacon.

** Cooks note: - this dressing is tart. Add sugar or Splenda, to taste, if you prefer it

sippy drinks with friends go well too
plan a shopping trip, a movie, a party, spring yard sales, your gardens, blog ideas, craft projects, laugh about old and new times

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