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Sumptuous Spinach Salad With Orange-Sesame Dressing

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1 bunch fresh spinach, washed, drained, and chopped
2 medium-sized sweet peppers, sliced and deseeded
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 orange, sliced into rounds or halves
Sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Combine the olive oil, rice vinegar, orange juice, sesame oil, agave nectar, garlic, and smoked paprika in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until combined. Adjust the flavors, as needed, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, peppers, onions, and orange slices, then drizzle with the orange-sesame dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Adapted from

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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?