I love Asian flavors, and sushi makes a weekly appearance on my dinner table. This delicious green salad is topped with a Japanese-inspired dressing with ginger, sesame, and green onion.
Not only is ginger a natural anti-inflammatory, it lends the salad a gentle heat and fantastic taste. Top this dish with sliced grilled chicken or pork, and you’ve got a light and healthy main dish. (Have any leftover fresh ginger? Use it in a Spicy Gingersnap Protein Shake or a Spiced Turmeric Latte.)
Green Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette is the first recipe in our Light and Easy Japanese menu, joined by Ahi Tuna over Asian Slaw; Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger; and Shirataki Noodle, Chicken, and Snap Pea Salad.
1Combine the vinegar, ginger, tamari, and monk fruit extract in a small bowl.
2Whisk in the oils until well combined.
3Stir in the green onions, sesame seeds, and salt.
4Toss baby greens and red bell pepper in 1/4 cup dressing and serve.
5Remaining dressing can be stored, covered, in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
This recipe is part of the Light and Easy Japanese menu, with Shirataki Noodle, Chicken, and Snap Pea Salad; Green Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna over Asian Slaw; and Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger. Check out the Light and Easy Japanese Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and tricks for a healthy, delicious Asian feast.
Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014
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