I tried a new salad recipe over the holidays and I just love it. For now, it’s my favorite salad recipe until I try another new one. Everything is back to normal at the Lloyd home. Pa Lloyd even took down the outdoor Christmas lights! I suggested he wait for when it warms up, but that would have been too easy. It would have been just a couple of days too! I went to the library and stocked up with some reading material, so I am already to snuggle in for the duration! We are now taking care of our little precious great-granddaughter, Lydia. For two days one week and one day the next, she is so much fun. It takes two of us to care for one bitty little girl, but we love doing it.
Mandarin Pasto Spinach Salad
with Teriyaki Dressing
8 oz. bow tie pasta ( half a box)
4 cups spinach leaves ( I used half a bag)
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup cashews
1- 4 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup oil, such as canola or 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 large bowl toss together pasta, spinach, craisins, nuts, oranges and cilantro. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.
Stay warm and safe and have a good week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.