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Vegan Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.

Nutrition Tip: People who eat a vegan diet need to make sure they’re getting enough iron, which is rich in meat. In this recipe, the vitamin C found in the mandarin oranges and peppers helps the body absorb the iron from the pasta.

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 3 mandarin oranges, peeled, segmented
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1/4 cup Chow Mein noodles

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. Mix pasta, peppers, oranges, green onion, spinach, carrots and dressing in large bowl. Toss to coat well. Top with Chow Mein noodles.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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