13 May 2017
May 13, 2017

Bowtie Spinach Pasta Salad

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Found this recipe somewhere on Facebook. It looks so tasty with very little fuss and could be a complete meal by itself. A grilled chicken breast or small steak would compliment this salad extremely well.

8 ounces bowtie pasta noodles
4 cups spinach leaves
½ cup Craisins
⅓ cup cashews or Diamond of California 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 (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 (such as vegetable oil, canola oil, 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.

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