Feta Salad - Oriental Spinach Recipe
Discover the best recipe for Oriental Spinach Feta Salad from Tre Stelle using our recipe gallery. A salad with crisp and crunchy, fresh and festive flavour.Prep Time:
15 minutes Ready In:
30 minutes or less Serves:
Makes 8 Servings
Dressing: 2 tbsp | 30 mL canola oil 2 tsp | 10 mL toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp | 30 mL low-sodium soy sauce 3 tbsp | 45 mL rice vinegar 2 minced cloves garlic 1 tbsp | 15 mL fresh ginger, grated Salad: 8 cups | 2 L baby spinach 2 cups | 500 mL radicchio, thinly sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips 3 clementines or mandarins, peeled and divided into segments 4 oz | 120 g Tre Stelle Feta, roughly crumbled 1 can | 227 mL water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and sliced 2 tbsp | 30 mL sesame seeds, toasted
Dressing: In a jar or salad dressing mixer bottle, combine oils with soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger. Close lid and shake. Salad: In a salad bowl, combine the remaining ingredients including Feta except the sesame seeds. Just before serving, add the salad dressing and sesame seeds; toss well.
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Feta Cheese in Oriental Spinach Salads
There are many variations of oriental spinach salad you make depending on your taste buds and the ingredients available to you. Feta cheese is a great addition to many salads that you can definitely incorporate into your oriental spinach salad recipe or any salad recipe you love.
The tangy taste and crumbly texture of feta go well with many popular salad ingredients, such as nuts, salad dressing, fruits, and vegetables.
Why are spinach salads so nutritious?
Spinach is filled with healthy vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to a healthy diet. Not only is spinach low calorie and a great choice of ingredient if you need to be careful of your calorie intake, but it’s packed with nutrients so you don’t miss out on the support your body needs.
Here are some reasons spinach is so nutritious:
Spinach is a leafy green that’s made almost completely of water. While you should definitely drink enough glasses of water each day, eating spinach salads is a great way to ensure your body stays hydrated. Hydration helps your bodily functions, skin appearance, energy levels, and overall mood.
Macronutrients and micronutrients
Spinach contains many healthy macronutrients that your body needs to get you through the day, such as calories, protein, carbs, and fiber. Most of the calories in spinach comes from insoluble fiber, which is extremely healthy and beneficial for your digestive system. It also has low amounts of sugar, mostly as glucose and fructose.
In addition to the macronutrients, spinach is also packed with tons of vitamins and minerals to boost the different functions in your body. Here are some of the micronutrients you get and their benefits:
Vitamin A supports good vision. It promotes healthy growth and reproduction, bone health, and an overall healthy immune system. Vitamin A can also reduce acne and the risk of certain types of cancer.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s essential for healing wounds and the growth, development, and repair of body tissues, bones, cartilage, and teeth.. It also helps reduce immune system deficiencies, such as cardiovascular disease, common colds, prenatal health problems, and eye diseases.
Vitamin K1 is essential to prevent blood clotting and reversing the blood thinning effects of certain medications. It also promotes bone development and helps with diabetes, breast cancer, and athletic performance.
Folic acid is also known as Vitamin B9. It’s important for normal cellular function and tissue growth. B9 is especially important for pregnant women to reduce the risk of spinal and brain birth defects.
Iron helps with general immune system health, energy and focus, and regulating body temperature. It creates hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to body tissues.
Calcium is a mineral that’s essential to your bone health and signaling your nervous system, heart, and muscles.
Many spinach salads also often have feta cheese, which contains many nutrients as well. Here are the benefits of eating feta:
- Good source of calcium and protein
- Keeps you full for longer
- Can support gut health
- Contains beneficial fatty acids
Here are some other recipes to get you inspired about ingredients you can use:
Asian spinach salad
- Bean sprouts
- Tre Selle
- Sliced almonds
- Sesame oil
- Vinegar and rice wine
- Canola oil
Spinach strawberry salad
- Sliced strawberries
- Walnuts and pecans
- Red onion
- Tre Selle
- Poppy seed salad dressing
Strawberry chicken salad
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Champagne vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Lemon juice
- Salt and ground pepper
- Cooked chicken breast
- Glazed walnuts
- Tre Selle
- Finely chopped red onions
Moroccan beetroot salad
- Baby spinach
- Cumin seeds and garlic
- Salt and black pepper
- Malt vinegar
- Fresh mint leaves and cilantro
- Cooked and peeled beets
Can only fresh spinach be used?
No, you don’t have to limit salads to only fresh spinach! You might enjoy the texture and taste of fresh spinach more, but you can definitely use frozen spinach in your salad as well! In fact, frozen vegetables often have more densely packed nutrients than fresh vegetables. That’s because frozen spinach is harvested at its peak ripeness, where the nutrients are the highest, partly cooked, and frozen before it can degrade.
Tre Stelle Feta Cheese
Regardless of whether you use fresh or frozen spinach, you can count on Tre Selle feta cheese to up your salad game. Tre Selle’s feta cheese comes in many variations to suit your recipes and taste buds. We offer crumbled, wedged, and cubed cheese bites that can change the texture of your oriental spinach salad recipe.
Our feta also comes in many flavours like tomato and basil or garlic and herbs. It’s great for adding extra taste to your salad without overpowering the other flavours.