Irish Flag Salad Recipe
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Irish Flag Salad Recipe

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Pleasing and patriotic, this salad features green spinach, orange fruit and white cheese, mimicking the colors in the national flag of Ireland. It’s a refreshing starter to any meal.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 212 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1 fruit 2 fat


  1. Divide spinach among four plates; top with pears, oranges, cheese and pistachios.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients; drizzle over salads. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Irish Flag Salad in Country Woman February/March 2011, p40

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Yummy!!! VERY light and refreshing...will DEFINTELY make again...omitted the salt...used a few chopped walnuts...didn't need the additional a pinch how about a can of madarin oranges drained..."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"excellent salad! Just omit the salt from the dressing for a salt free dressing. I will be making this for St. Paddy's day!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"My kind of salad! Yummy!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"A very yummy salad. I prefer pecans over pistachios and skip the feta, as my family eats dairy-free. I usually eat this salad without the dressing, but I made it when I want to dress it up for guests. You can also serve it with Balsamic Vinaigrette if you don't have time to make the dressing."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"I would not make it at all because of the amount of sodium in it."

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