Mandarine Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken and Lemon Honey Ginger Dressing

Mandarine Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken and Lemon Honey Ginger Dressing

This Mandarine Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken and a Lemon Honey Ginger Dressing is out of this world delicious! You have to try this one!

Salads used to seem so boring me, I never used to opt for a salad as my main meal but I’ve learned that all it takes are some exciting flavors going on I seriously love them! This spinach salad combines basic ingredients but together they create some bold and irresistible flavors! Here you’ll find Asian flare combined with a California twist. It’s packed with vibrant, nutritious veggies and plenty of protein from the chicken and toasted almonds. And can I tell you how obsessed I am with these wonton strips? Completely, utterly obsessed! You may look at it and go, uh, cinnamon + wonton strips on an Asian salad? Huh? No. Don’t question. Just taste for yourself :). I had them on a salad once at a restaurant which they paired with fried orange chicken – ever since I’ve been in love. And you guys, don’t even get me started on this dressing (can you tell I really REALLY love this salad?)! I want to eat this dressing on everything! One of my new favorites for sure!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard (Emeril's is the only way to go)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt, to taste
  • 12 wonton wrappers, sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, grilled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 2 cups snow peas, sliced into halves
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 (15 oz) cans mandarine oranges (no sugar added), drained well (fresh would work too)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • Black and white sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
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