Dole Orange-Asparagus Salad
with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Dole is the world’s largest producer and marketer
of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and
fresh-cut flowers and markets a growing line
of packaged foods. The company does business
in more than 90 countries and employs
approximately 59,000 people worldwide.
1 pound extra-large or jumbo Dole Fresh Asparagus,
trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 package ( 5-12 ounces) Dole Spring Mix,
European Salad Blends, or any other variety
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
11 15-ounce can Dole Mandarin Oranges, drained
1/2 cup bottled raspberry dressing
11. Steam asparagus 4-6 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
Rinse in cool water; drain well and set aside.
2. In a large serving bowl, combine salad blend, asparagus,
onion and mandarin oranges. Pour dressing over salad and
toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
Warm Spinach Salad
Here’s a warm salad for
a cold night.
8 slices bacon
4 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
11 teaspoon salt
2 pounds Boskovich Farms
Fresh ‘N’ Quick spinach*
11 cup restaurant-style croutons
Place bacon in a large, deep
skillet and cook until brown.
Crumble and set aside. Pour
off all but 2 tablespoons of
bacon fat from skillet. Stir
in sugar, vinegar, water and
salt. Pour warm dressing and
bacon over spinach and toss.
Top with croutons. Serve
warm. Makes 6-8 servings.
*Brands may vary by region;
substitute a similar product.
Elevate the Ordinary to Extraordinary
• Add fresh tomatoes or • Liven up old fruit by
sun-dried tomatoes to a combining with the juice
packaged marinara sauce. of half a lemon or lime.
• Puree a little fresh basil • Puree fruits or herbs and
and add it to prepared pesto. add to bottled dressing.
• Enhance canned soups • Use the marinade from
with fresh vegetables. marinated artichoke hearts
• Top dishes with real as the foundation of a
shredded Parmesan cheese. salad dressing.
• Change the flavor of a • Top salads with nuts,
mayonnaise-based salad crispy noodles, croutons,
by adding curry. canned onion rings, fruits
or soft white cheeses.