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Salads & sides

Tropical Wilted Spinach Salad

Tropical Wilted Spinach Salad recipe
photo by:kraft
Take a savory spinach salad to the tropical level by adding exotic fruits. Papayas and star fruit add sweetness and fun pops of color.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
28 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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What You Need

1/4
cup  packed brown sugar, divided
6
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon
1
 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1/4
tsp.  crushed red pepper
2
pkg.  (6 oz. each) baby spinach leaves
2
 star fruit, sliced, seeded
1
cup   chopped papayas

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

PLACE wire cooling rack in shallow foil-lined pan; spray with cooking spray. Place 2 Tbsp. brown sugar in pie plate. Add bacon, 1 slice at a time; turn to evenly coat both sides of slice. Place on wire rack. Bake 18 min. or until crisp and golden brown.

MEANWHILE, cook onions in 2 Tbsp. dressing in medium skillet on medium heat 8 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add crushed pepper; cook and stir 1 min. Stir in remaining brown sugar and dressing.

CRUMBLE bacon. Place spinach in large bowl. Add half the dressing mixture; toss to coat. Top with fruit and bacon; drizzle with remaining dressing mixture. Serve immediately.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Food Facts
Star fruit is also known as carambola. Choose firm fruit with a bright even color. When sliced, it has a star shape which makes it a fun addition to any salad.
Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
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