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spinach salad with pasta, pineapple, strawberries in a white bowl

Orange Balsamic Spinach Salad

This salad is the perfect combination of an orange balsamic vinaigrette and fresh fruit.
Course Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Amy


  • 4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Pasta I like bowtie, but anything is fine
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Grilled Chicken optional


  • Heat balsamic vinegar, sugar and orange juice over medium heat until slightly reduced. Stir in orange zest. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Cook pasta according to directions.
  • Slice kiwi, strawberries and pineapple. Slice chicken if you are using it.
  • Toss spinach, pasta and fruit together. Add chicken if you want it.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad.
  • Top with slivers of parmesan cheese. Do it. The salty cheese makes a great contrast to the sweet of the fruit.
  • Serve immediately.