8 oz. bowtie or shell pasta
4 cups spinach leaves
½ cup craisins
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 cup cashews, pines nuts or sunflower seeds
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better)
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup canola oil
Cook pasta according to package directions, 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 a large bowl, toss together all of the salad ingredients. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad, toss and serve. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow....so good!
adapted from: Creme De La Crumb