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Use this salad with the menu of roast chicken and get rave reviews.

Cherry Chipotle Spinach Salad with Cashews

When you want the salad to be something special, serve this.
Course Salad
Cuisine California


Cherry vinaigrette

  • 7 fl. oz. seasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ cup cherry concentrate
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 oz. minced shallots
  • 2 ¼ tsp. chipotle pepper in adobo sauce pureed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ¼ cups oil

Salad Ingredients

  • 8 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 cup red apples diced
  • 1 cup Mandarin oranges
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup cashew pieces


Cherry vinaigrette

  • Blend all ingredients except oil. Slowly add oil and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Combine ingredients and toss.