Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing
This salad is easy, quick, healthy, and tossed in the most addictive teriyaki vinaigrette dressing!
Salad, Side Dish
mandarin, spinach, teriyaki
bowtie pasta noodles
Diamond of California Pine Nuts
(the thicker, the better!)
rice wine vinegar
(may sub apple cider vinegar)
(if you have it)
(such as vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil)
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
While pasta is boiling, prepare the dressing. In a jar combine all dressing ingredients. Cover and shake to combine. Chill until ready to use.
In a large bowl toss together pasta, spinach, raisins, nuts, mandarin oranges, and cilantro. Just before serving pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve.
If possible, opt for a thicker teriyaki sauce. My favorite brand is Kikkoman.