Sumptuous Spinach Salad With Orange-Sesame Dressing

2.6 (42 reviews)

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

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Rated 2.6/5 based on 42 reviews

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