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Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing | lecremedelacrumb.com
Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
 

This salad is easy, quick, healthy, and tossed in the most addictive teriyaki vinaigrette dressing!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: mandarin, spinach, teriyaki
Servings: 4
Author: Tiffany
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta noodles
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Pine Nuts or cashews
  • 1 4-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
Dressing
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (may sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (if you have it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (such as vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  2. While pasta is boiling, prepare the dressing. In a jar combine all dressing ingredients. Cover and shake to combine. Chill until ready to use.

  3. In a large bowl toss together pasta, spinach, raisins, nuts, mandarin oranges, and cilantro. Just before serving pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve.

Recipe Notes

If possible, opt for a thicker teriyaki sauce. My favorite brand is Kikkoman.