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Sesame Spinach Salad

the pure life


Say goodbye to boring salad days. This Sesame Spinach Salad is the best addition to your weekly meal prep. It packs away great as a lunch, just make sure to pack the dressing separately. 

Why this salad is awesome:

  • it’s so easy to make. Almost too good to be true.
  • it’s packed with a little bit of everything: fruit, veg, healthy fat, protein. If you want to carb it up, I totally recommend adding a few cups of quinoa – delish!
  • it’s packed with Vitamin C, iron and fibre – some of the minerals and vitamins we lack most in our stressful day-to-day lives.
  • it’s affordable and perfect for the whole family. Who doesn’t love a good salad?
  • 1 small box of organic spinach
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • 1/2 cup of raw unsalted almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil + more to taste (sesame oil is very strong)
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • A shake of chilli flakes
  • For a protein-rich salad, see notes
  1. Assemble the spinach, mandarins, almonds and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  2. For the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender and blend well. Alternatively, you can whisk with a fork or shake in a mason jar.
  3. Add about 1/2 of the dressing, to taste. Finish with salt and pepper.
  1. If you are taking this salad to-go for lunch, I recommend keeping the dressing separate and adding before you eat it. This keeps it fresh and tasty!
  2. To add protein to this salad, I recommend adding 1 cup of chickpeas and 3 cups of quinoa.

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