03 February 2010

spinach salad + teriyaki bowties


i love this salad and eat a version of it about once a week. thanks to ready to go spinach, bowties in bulk and soy vay teriyaki sauce in the asian food aisle. (we were pretty happy to find it at costco too. since we pour it on everything, it was an ideal investment.)

Spinach Salad & Teriyaki Bowties
16 oz. Bowtie pasta, cooked and cooled
1 - 2 bags of fresh baby Spinach
2 small cans Mandarin Oranges
1 cup Craisins
1 Red Pepper, chopped
1 can Water Chestnuts
1 bunch Green Onions, chopped
1 cup Honey Roasted Peanuts or Cashews
1/2 cup fresh Parsley (optional)
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds, toasted (optional)
2 cups torn cooked Chicken (optional)

Dressing:
1 cup Vegetable Oil
2/3 cup White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
2/3 C. Teriyaki Sauce or Soy Vay
5 Tbs. Sugar

Cook bowtie pasta according to directions, drain and cool while whisking the dressing together in a large bowl. Marinate cooked bowtie pasta in the dressing for 1 hour or longer in the fridge. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and pour the teriyaki sauce and pasta over the salad, toss together and serve. If it's just a few of you, make individual salad servings; keeping the salad and bowtie sauce separate for the rest of the week (no one likes a soggy salad).

mmmm. mm.
enjoy..

16 comments:

Eeny said...

Yummy... it looks so delicious. I love teriyaki sauce, too. I am definitely going to try that one.
Thanks for sharing.

Hil said...

YUM.

Hannah said...

My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing.

tammy said...

yum! i've been hoping to find a new easy meal that will keep well in the fridge. thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah said...

This looks so good. i think I will add it to my menu next week!

allison said...

keep the recipes coming! i am a little out of practice in the kitchen, as i haven't had a kitchen of my own for 3 years. my bf is desperate for me to cook, and i just look at him and say "want a sandwich?" i will def try this one. thanks!

brooke said...

This looks delicious. I am so in the mood for the Teriyaki sauce right now. I love all your recipes.

summer said...

yay! thank you marta! this looks perfectly tangy and sweet. yummy.

{natalie} said...

ooh that looks good. thanks for posting this...i am going to add it to the list of things to make!

k. said...

i have a feeling i am gonna luv this as much as i luv your 'pete's fresh salad.' that one is a family fav. thank you for sharing your recipes!

the mama monster said...

i love soy vay. i was also excited to see it at costco. thanks for the reipe my dear!

Hannah said...

I made this on Saturday. I must admit, I was skeptical of teriyaki sauce in a salad. But, oh my. It was delish! Thank you so much. I know I'll be making this again!

Sarah said...

This was so good - we had it for dinner tonight. We loved it.

Amy Bowman said...

this looks so good. i bought stuff to make it tonight!

Amy Bowman said...

oh boy that was so good, I'm way too excited about this recipe. All 3 of my girls loved it!! (that doesn't happen too often!) Thank you for sharing, I will be writing a post about it tomorrow...wish my pics were as pretty as yours!!

Cottage Sisters said...

This looks delicious and my first thought was I could get the teenager to eat spinach this way. Thanks for sharing. Denise@cottagesisters

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