Friday, May 19, 2017

Mandarin Pasta Spinah Salad With Teriyaki Dressing

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad
With Teriyaki Dressing


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

Serves: 4
Ingredients:
8 ounces bowtie pasta noodles
4 cups spinach leaves
½ cup craisins
⅓ cup cashews or Pine Nuts
1 4-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
dressing
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar (may sub apple cider vinegar)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder (if you have it)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup oil (i.e. vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil)

Directions:
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.

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