Spring Salad Mix

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Makes 100 servings

3 pounds, 2 ounces baby spinach

2¼ cups red onion, julienned

8 1/3 cups strawberries, thawed and drained

4¼ cups mandarin oranges, drained

¾ cup, plus 1½ teaspoons lemon juice

1 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons, plus 2 1/3 teaspoons poppy seeds

2¾ cups sugar

2 Tablespoons, plus 2 1/3 teaspoons vegetable oil

Revamp your school’s cafeteria options with this recipe courtesy of Owatonna Public Schools and the School Nutrition Association.


1. Mix together the onions, strawberries, and mandarin oranges. Store in cooler until ready for use.

2. Using a whisk, mix together the lemon juice, vinegar, poppy seeds, sugar, and vegetable oil.

3. Combine the lettuce and spinach.

4. Just before serving, toss lettuce mixture with dressing. Turn into serving bowl and top with fruit mixture. Serve.