I wanted to make sure to share this yummy salad with you all before Labor Day.  This is such a great salad to take to those end of the summer barbecues and picnics.  I first tried this salad at my friend Shannon’s house and it is so yummy and fresh that is is perfect!  I also love that you make the dressing and it is fabulous!!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it.

3 cups of chicken 
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 11 oz can of mandarin oranges
one bag of baby spinach
slivered almonds to taste
sesame seeds to taste
1 bag of pea pods
chopped green onions
chopped red onions
1 bag of bow tie pasta
Boil the chicken in the 1/3 cup soy sauce and water.  Shred the chicken and set aside to cool.
Boil the pasta following package directions and let cool.  Mix the spinach and pasta together and then layer toppings as desired.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Put all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat to a boil stirring.  Let boil, while stirring, for 2 mins.  Let cool completely.

Enjoy!  I’m taking this to a party tonight!  I can’t wait to dive into it!

For another super yummy salad try this Spinach Tortellini Salad from Jamie.


  1. Yum! The dressing sounds very close to the Japanese Cabbage Salad which is my favorite EVER! Cabbage, is not my favorite though lol.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ohhhh yum yum yum yum yum! I am so hungry now!!!

    I love throwing mandarin oranges in my salads, so tasty.

  3. Just came from another post on a fresh garden salad! Love the mandarin oranges and almonds in your recipe, and that dressing sounds just delicious. 🙂

  4. This sounds so delicious. Does it taste too soy “saucy?” We like soy sauce, but not a lot of it.
    Thanks for such a fun blog and delicious recipes.

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