Citrus Spinach Salad

citrus spinach salad

Now that spring is officially around the corner I am loving bright colors that I am seeing in the daffodils outside and in the the new spring greenery starting to emerge. I have recently started to experiment with and get more creative with making new and interesting salads. I love this new salad because of all of the bright colors and flavors in it. Each bite provides a bit of tang, crunch and a bit of sweetness from the oranges and pineapple. 

This salad is great to serve with a light curry coconut chicken that I served to my clients last night for dinner and with many other dishes. Yum! I hope that you put together this salad soon and enjoy it! :) I can also see this being a show-stopper at an upcoming Easter or Mother's Day Brunch! 


Citrus Spinach Salad: 

6-8 small servings


1 cup pineapple pieces, thinly sliced

1 cup satsuma oranges, peeled and cut into small pieces

3 cups chopped red cabbage

4 cups chopped spinach (I buy a box of organic baby spinach and cut up the leaves) 

Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl, then  pour the dressing on top, toss the salad and add more freshly ground pepper on top. 


1/3 cup sesame oil

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper + more for topping the salad

1/2 teaspoon brown mascobado sugar or honey


Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Then, dress the salad prior to serving. 

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Trista Ainsworth

I am a professional organizer and decluttering expert. I help clients create more peace, joy and freedom in the spaces in their homes and businesses.