Party Spinach Salad

A classic potluck favorite gets a snazzy update! Mango takes the place of canned mandarin oranges, and wasabi-flavored peas offer a fun surprise.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Makes 6 servings

Two 3 oz (85 g) packages ramen noodles
1 cup (80 g) slivered almonds
½ lb (250 g) baby spinach, washed
½ lb (250 g) broccoli coleslaw
½ cup (40 g) wasabi-flavored peas
4 tablespoons roughly chopped candied ginger
1 mango, pitted, peeled and cut into thin slices
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into thin strips
4 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
¾ cup (185 ml) Sesame Dressing

Preheat an oven to 350°F (175°C). Crumble the ramen noodles over a baking sheet (discard the seasoning packets). Add the slivered almonds and bake until the almonds just begin to brown (about 5 minutes). Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool a couple of minutes.
In a large serving bowl, toss the baby spinach, broccoli coleslaw, wasabi-flavored peas, candied ginger, mango, red bell pepper, and green onions with the Sesame Dressing.
Just before serving, add the toasted ramen noodles and almonds. Toss well and serve immediately.