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easy side dish

Teriyaki Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges

This is a quick and easy salad or side dish perfect for your next potluck or dinner menu.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6


For the Spinach Salad

  • 8 oz bow tie noodles cooked to package directions
  • 1 10-12 oz bag baby spinach leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 6-8 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce such as Veri Veri Teriyaki
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Make the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Put all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad.
  • Toss the salad with the dressing several times to make sure everything is well coated.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.