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Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing


Spinach pasta salad is light and refreshing with a sweet and spicy teriyaki dressing, with added nuts, oranges and cilantro. Perfect as a side salad or a light supper.

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  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 4 cups spinach leaves, cleaned
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup cashews or pine nuts
  • 1 (4-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Prepare the dressing by mixing together all of the ingredients in a jar or container with a tight lid. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Put the cooked and cooled pasta in a large bowl. Add the cleaned spinach, raisins, nuts, oranges and cilantro. Just before serving, add dressing, toss and serve.


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