Japanese Style Garden Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Hey Veggie Lovers!

Here is another Japanese style salad for ya!

Serve as a light meal on its own or go ahead and add some protein: Ebi would be great (chilled prawns), or Chicken Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), or soft tofu,  or some Sockeye salmon or tuna sashimi!!! Whatever pleases you.  I was just not that hungry tonight so I just had it as is.

You could also serve as a side dish to your favorite Japanese main dish: Chicken or Tofu Katsu Curry would be yummy with this mmmmm…

ENJOY…. and EXPERIMENT with it!

What You Need

Salad:

Really you can use whatever you like and/or what looks good in the produce aisle/market. But this is what I went for this time around!

  • Avocado slices
  • Mixed greens and spinach (washed and spun dry)
  • Golden beet (peeled and julienned)
  • Rainbow carrots (peeled and julienned)
  • English cucumber slices
  • Orange bell pepper slices
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Dressing: (amounts are approx please adjust to your taste)

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds (Japanese style)
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic gloves
  • Knob of ginger (about 1 1/2 inches peeled)
  • Splash of soy sauce
  • 2  teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
  • Dash white pepper

Put everything in a container large enough to use a hand blender or put into a standard blender and blend til smooth.

 

Eat as is for a light meal or add your favorite protein on top of serve with a main entree!

To bunny or not to bunny… that is a ridiculous question. Just eat your veggies!

 

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