Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spinach Pasta Salad

Spinach Pasta Salad: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This salad is so yummy. My husband and I could not get enough of it, in fact we even ate by itself for lunch. I also think my husband took it to work for dinner one night when he had to work late.

Whether you eat for lunch or dinner as a side or main dish it will be delicious!

Spinach Bow Tie Pasta Salad
1 -16 ounce package bow tie pasta
6 ounces craisins
3- 11 ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
6 ounces honey roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
1- 10 ounce bag spinach, roughly chopped

1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing.

Add drained pasta to a large bowl and pour dressing over top, mixing to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Remove from refrigerator and stir. Add in craisins, mandarin oranges, parsley, green onions, honey roasted peanuts and spinach, stir to combine. Serve immediately.


Serves: 10
Calories: 498
Total Fat: 31.5g
   Saturated: 3.1g
   Polyunsaturated: 8.4g
   Monounsaturated: 17.5g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 22.4mg
Sodium: 369.8mg
Potassium: 493.7mg
Total Carbs: 47.6g
   Dietary Fiber: 4.7g
   Sugars: 22g
Protein: 9.5g
Vitamin A: 87.8%
Vitamin C: 77.4%
Calcium: 7.2%
Iron: 16.4%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from High Heels and Grills.

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