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mandarin spinach pasta salad in a serving bowl with oranges and spinach on the side

Mandarin Spinach Pasta Salad

April King
Looking for a quick and easy pasta salad recipe that is sure to please? Look no further than this Mandarin Spinach Pasta Salad! This dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the combination of sweet canned mandarin oranges, spinach, craisins, slivered almonds, and homemade Teriyaki Dressing. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Pasta

  • 8 oz. pasta noodles
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

Teriyaki Dressing

  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce thicker is better
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to pasta directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large mixing bowl toss pasta, spinach, craisins, almonds, and mandarin oranges.
  • In a small mixing bowl or a mason jar combine teriyaki sauce, rice wine vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, salt, and extra virgin olive oil until combined well.
  • Pour dressing over salad just before serving. Enjoy!
Keyword mandarin spinach pasta salad
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