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Friday, May 13, 2011

Spinach Salad with Mandarins and Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette | Family Economics

By Erin

spinach saladWhile I do my best to eat salads for lunch during the winter months, I find myself gravitating towards soups and breads when it’s chilly outside. But come spring and summer, I’m enjoying a delicious salad for lunch most days of the week.  And I especially love picking lettuce and spinach leaves from my garden.

I enjoy making my own vinaigrettes for my salads as well, and anytime I have Mandarin oranges on a salad, there’s usually a soy-sesame dressing on top.

This is one of my most favorite summertime spinach salads!

Asian Spinach Salad with Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette


1 bag baby spinach leaves
1 15 ounce can Mandarin oranges, drained
1 red onion, diced
¾ cup chopped walnuts

Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette

¼ cup olive oil
3 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
A pinch of sugar
Dash of pepper


1. In a serving bowl, toss together the spinach leaves, Mandarin orange pieces, diced red onions and chopped walnuts.

2. Pour the soy-sesame vinaigrette over the top of the salad and serve.

Makes four lunch portions

What are your favorite toppings for spinach salad?

3 Comments so far

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On Monday, August 18, 2014, Tina from SC wrote

Most soy sauce does contain gluten. You need to purchase a gf brand.">

On Friday, July 26, 2013, Nicole wrote

Is there not gluten in soy sauce?

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, Jennie from Beavercreek wrote

My favorite topping for a spinach salad is walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and a nice balsamic vinaigrette.


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