Dairy Farmers of Canada

Asian Spinach and Feta Salad

Our dietitians' favourite

Crisp and crunchy, fresh and festive, here’s a salad with flavour that sparkles like sun on fresh snow.

  • Prep: 15 min
Yields 8 servings
asian spinach and feta salad


  • 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) Canadian Feta roughly crumbled
  • 1 can (227 mL) water chestnuts drained, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds toasted
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In a jar or salad dressing mixer bottle, combine oils with soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger. Close lid and shake.


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. Serve immediately.


Note: This satisfying vegetarian dish is also great with shredded beef, turkey or chicken.

Canadian Cheese alternatives: Bocconcini, Blue cheese, Havarti.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 130 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 9 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 2.2 g
Sodium: 294 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 140 mg
Folate: 38 %
Magnesium: 17 %
Vitamin C: 54 %
Vitamin E: 17 %