Recipe: Spinach & Mandarin Pasta

Cal: 379 | Fat: 8.9g | Carbs: 67.5g | Protein: 15g | Serves: 4


  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta noodles
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Pine Nuts or cashews
  • 14-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (may sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (if you have it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 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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