Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bow Tie Spinach Salad

This delicious salad is a family favorite for lunch or dinner; it's a wonderful meal.

Bow Tie Spinach Salad

8 c. baby spinach                                                      1/4  c. salted sunflower seeds
8 oz. bow-tie pasta, cooked & cooled                     1/2 each: red & yellow pepper, chopped
1/2  bunch green onions, chopped                           4 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded or diced
1 - 2 T. parsley, chopped (optional)

Dressing:
1/2 c. oil                                                                    6 T. sugar
2/3 c. soy sauce (or tamari for GF)                           1/2 t. pepper
2/3 c. rice vinegar                                                     1/4 c. sesame seeds

Combine dressing ingredients in a large zip-lock bag or Tupperware bowl. Add cooked-shredded chicken and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Just before serving toss with dressing and chicken mixture.