Vegan Spinach Salad: Mandarin Orange

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This simple and beautiful Vegan Spinach Salad is not only colorful but packed with antioxidants. An easy refreshing way to nourish your body!

Vegan Spinach Salad: Mandarin Orange

We love this salad because it’s…

  • Light
  • Tangy
  • Sweet
  • Packed with flavor
  • Super healthy
  • Delicious

Made with fresh baby spinach, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, this easy recipe will delight the taste buds with bursts of tangy and sweet flavors.

Spinach is a vitamin powerhouse and offers a terrific punch of antioxidants and cancer-fighting nutrients.

nutrition in spinach

Nutrition in Spinach

Low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence.

One cup of the leafy green vegetable contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, almost all the manganese and folate your body needs and nearly 40 percent of your magnesium requirement.

It is a good, very good or excellent source of more than 20 different measurable nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein. And yet, 1 cup has only 40 calories! Spinach is an excellent choice for nutrition without high calories.–LiveStrong

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The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

Other great salad recipes

Oil-free salad dressing options

I like to make my own raspberry dressing. If you want to whip some up at home, try this tangy and sweet raspberry vinaigrette gluten-free salad dressing.

homemade raspberry dressing in white bowl

There are a few different options for raspberry vinaigrette dressing that you can buy premade. Walmart sells a fat-free (oil-free) version in their salad dressing aisle by Maple Grove Farms.

Grocery stores that carry Panera salad dressings have an oil-free version in their produce section.

raspberry dressing. oil free

For those that would like to make their own dressing, my Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing is a great option.

The recipe comes from the Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine: Cancer Project Food for Life classes.

Other great salad dressings

vegan salad dressings photo collage
These are some of our favorite oil-free salad dressing recipes. Click photo to see these recipes, or click on the recipe titles below.

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Spinach Citrus Salad
4.75 from 4 votes

Vegan Spinach Salad: Mandarin Orange

Author: EatPlant-Based.com
This simple and beautiful salad is not only colorful, but packed with antioxidants. An easy refreshing way to nourish your body! Recipe comes from Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine: Cancer Project classes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 10 ounce bag fresh spinach
  • 1 cup berries or grapes or 10 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 10 ounce can mandarin or clementine oranges drained, or grapefruit sections
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Brazil nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette suggestions below

Instructions

  • There are a few different options for raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Walmart sells a fat-free (oil-free) version in their salad dressing isle by Maple Grove Farms. Grocery stores that carry Panera salad dressings have an oil-free version in their produce section. Included at the bottom of this page is a link for a recipe to make your own.
  • Toss all ingredients together and serve!
    Spinach Citrus Salad

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Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
I like to make my own raspberry dressing. If you want to whip some up at home, try this tangy and sweet raspberry vinaigrette gluten-free salad dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 4g

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  1. Having some oil in the diet is healthy. e.g. the good fats. The thickener aka emulsifier commonly used in Fat-Free products is used in lab rats to create GI inflammation, for research purposes.

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