Mandarin Orange & Spinach Salad with Quinoa

By 30 Minutes or Less
Crisp salad greens and fresh spinach leaves layered with mandarin orange-flavored quinoa, hearty garbanzo beans and diced vegetables, then topped with juicy mandarin oranges and drizzled with an Asian-style ginger dressing.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, White, Green


2 cups mandarin oranges, drained

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp quinoa, dry

3 cups Romaine lettuce salad blend

1 1/2 cups spinach leaves

1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans, low-sodium, canned and drained 

3 Tbsp bell peppers, diced 

3 Tbsp red onion, diced

1/2 tsp garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ginger root, minced

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/8 cup soy sauce, low-sodium

3 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Combine all ingredients except vinegar, soy sauce, and vegetable oil.
  3. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Drizzle over salad and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    240
  • Carbohydrates:    34g
  • Total Fat:    9g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    6g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    34%
  • Sodium:    210 mg
  • Protein:    7g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Recipes for Healthy Kids.



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