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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!

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

  • 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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