Spinach Salad with Wonderful Pistachios, Halos, Goat Cheese, and Mint
This citrus spinach salad is loaded with good stuff like pistachios, mandarin oranges, leafy greens, and herbs balanced with zing from creamy goat cheese and an apple cider vinegar dressing.
- Total time20mins
- 1/3 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted
- 5 Wonderful Halos mandarins (or 3 oranges)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 oz. fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced, divided
- 1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
- Peel the mandarins. Thinly slice crosswise into rounds
- Add the vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the mandarin slices to a blender. Cover and puree.
- Add the spinach, onion, and mint to a large bowl. Toss with half of the mandarin vinaigrette.
- Transfer the dressed salad onto individual plates. Arrange the remaining mandarin slices on top. Sprinkle with the goat cheese and Wonderful Pistachios. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette or serve on the side.
Advance preparation: You can prepare the salad an hour or two before and simply keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted are easy on the salt*, and even easier to enjoy.
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