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