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 Pasta Salad


  • 16 ounces 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
  • 10 ounces 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


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Add drained pasta to a large bowl and pour dressing over top, mixing to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, remove from refrigerator and stir.
  6. Add in the craisins, mandarin oranges, parsley, green onions, honey roasted peanuts and spinach, stir to combine.
  7. 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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