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Makes: 5 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
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Spinach Pasta Salad
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Prep time: 15 minutes


2 cups
cooked pasta (try whole wheat shells, bow ties, macaroni or other small shapes)
4 cups
1⁄4 cup
dried cranberries
2 Tablespoons
sunflower seeds
1 can
(15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
2 Tablespoons
chopped cilantro or parsley
2 Tablespoons
teriyaki sauce
2 Tablespoons
1⁄4 teaspoon
garlic powder
1⁄8 teaspoon
each salt and pepper
1 1⁄2 teaspoons
1 Tablespoon
vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, sugar and vegetable oil.
  2. Add cooked pasta, spinach, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges and cilantro or parsley, if desired. Mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Try a low fat Asian Salad Dressing from the store to replace the dressing ingredients.

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup
Preparation time: 
15 minutes
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