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Sumptuous Spinach Salad With Orange Sesame Dressing

1 bunch fresh spinach (about 6 cups of leaves)
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 to 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 orange, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate
1 Tbsp. water

• Trim the spinach stems and carefully wash the leaves. Dry, then tear any large leaves into bite-size pieces. Place in a salad bowl along with the pepper, onion, and orange slices.
• Toast the sesame seeds in a 400°F toaster oven or regular oven for 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and grind into a powder. Add the vinegar, orange juice concentrate, and water. Blend to mix. Pour over salad and toss just before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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      • michael says:

        Sounds yummy, but I can’t eat bell peppers, onions or vinegar…any suggestions?

      • Marina says:

        I made this recipe, and found it very tasty. Used roasted red peppers instead of raw. Substituting sunflower seeds for the sesame might be okay, but the sesame taste is really good, so I wouldn’t, personally.

      • Gloria M says:

        Can sunflower seeds be substituted for the sesame seeds?

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