Mandarin Orange & Spinach Salad with Quinoa


By Susan B., Denny T., Sarah C. and Tara J. from Ira B. Jones Elementary, Asheville, North Carolina.

Description

Crisp salad greens & fresh spinach leaves layered with mandarin orange flavored quinoa, hearty garbanzo beans, diced vegetables & topped with juicy mandarin oranges serves up a rainbow of colors & textures. Drizzled with an Asian style ginger dressing, this main dish salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser and a vegetarian’s dream!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 each (prepared salad)

Calories260
From Fat32.59%
From Saturated Fat3.27%
From Sugar15.38%
Sodium464mg

Ingredients

Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Mandarin Oranges, canned w/juice2 cups/16 oz17 cups/8.5 lbs
Quinoa, uncooked1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon/3 2/3 oz4 3/4 cups/1lb 14.5oz
water3/8 cup +1/2 Tablespoon/3.25 oz3 1/2 cup + 4teaspoon/28 oz
Lettuce, Romain Salad Blend3 cups/7.5 oz25 cups/3 lbs 14.5 oz
Spinach, raw1 1/2 cups/3 7/8 oz12 1/2 cups/2 lbs
Beans, Garbanzo, canned1 1/2 cups/15.25 oz12 1/2 cups/7 lbs 15 oz
Pepper, sweet red bell, raw, diced3 Tablespoon/1.5 oz1 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon/12.5 oz
Onion, red, raw, diced3 Tablespoon/1.5 oz1 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon/12.5 oz
Garlic, raw1/2 teaspoon1 Tablespoon +1 1/8 teaspoon
Ginger root, raw1/2 teaspoon1 Tablespoon + 1 1/8 teaspoon
Vinegar, Apple Cider3 Tablespoon/1.5 oz1 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon/12.5 oz
Soy Sauce, low sodium, NON MSG1/8 cup /1 oz1 cup + 2 teaspoon/8 1/3 oz
Vegetable Oil, Canola3 Tablespoon/1.5 oz1 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon/12.5 oz

Preparation

Crisp salad greens & fresh spinach leaves layered with mandarin orange flavored quinoa, hearty garbanzo beans, diced vegetables & topped with juicy mandarin oranges serves up a rainbow of colors & textures. Drizzled with an Asian style ginger dressing, this main dish salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser and a vegetarian’s dream!