MANDARIN PASTA SPINACH SALAD WITH TERIYAKI DRESSING
8 ounces bowtie pasta salad
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
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup 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.
Source and photo: Elsabe Slabbert
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