Mandarin Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
  • Teriyaki Dressing:
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup prepared Teriyaki sauce
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Pasta Salad:
  • 8 ounces dried bow tie pasta
  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • ⅓ cup craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  1. In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients. Whisk together to combine and sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water then drain again.
  3. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. Pour teriyaki dressing over the pasta. Gently toss to coat pasta in dressing. Cover with lid and place in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. When ready to serve add the mandarin oranges, craisins, green onions, sesame seeds (if using) and baby spinach. Toss gently to combine everything then serve immediately. Enjoy!
Recipe by Life In The Lofthouse at