Spinach-and-Orange Salad with Almonds and Sweet-Sesame Dressing

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Spinach-and-Orange Salad with Almonds and Sweet-Sesame Dressing

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 270.1
  • Total Fat: 21.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 487.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Introduction

This is a nice spinach salad with oranges and almonds and the sweet-sesame dressing can be used as a great dip for raw veggies, spring rolls, and dumplings. The calories will be less if you use low-sodium soy sauce but they didn't have that listed.

This is a nice spinach salad with oranges and almonds and the sweet-sesame dressing can be used as a great dip for raw veggies, spring rolls, and dumplings. The calories will be less if you use low-sodium soy sauce but they didn't have that listed.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients


    Salad

    1/2 cup slivered almonds
    5 oz. baby spinach (6 cups)
    2 large oranges, peeled and sectioned
    1 Tbs. sesame seeds

    Sweet-Sesame Dressing

    1/4 cup agar sugar
    2 Tbs. rice vinegar
    2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
    1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
    3 Tbs. olive oil
    1 Tbs. dark sesame oil


Directions

Makes 4 large servings

DIRECTIONS

1. To make Salad: Toast almonds in dry skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until light brown. Cool.

2. Arrange spinach in a dish and top with orange sections and almonds.

3. To make Sweet-Sesame Dressing: Blend agar sugar, rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, and red pepper flakes in food processor. Pour in olive oil and sesame oil, and blend until smooth. Drizzle 1/4 cup Sweet-Sesame Dressing over salad, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

You can also put some parley around the salad bowl to make it look pretty - we do this.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEREMY_PATRICIA.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    everyone liked it! - 8/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great salad! I used agave syrup for the sugar in the dressing. - 6/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have agar sugar so I used 2T of honey. This is a nutritional powerhouse and tastes great too. Thank you for sharing! - 8/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this recipe, even my 12 yr old! Reminds me of Wendy's oriental salad. I used Spleenda for the sugar. I served this at supper with a filet and wheat rolls. Wonderful! - 8/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic. - 6/1/08

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