“I Would Try To Make a Star” Healthy House Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

September 20, 2015

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4 cups mixed baby lettuce greens

1/2 cup bean or alfalfa sprouts

1 cup dried fruit – cranberries or apricots, chopped

1 cup tomato wedges or cherry tomatoes

1 cup peeled, sliced cucumber

1 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup finely diced red pepper

1/2 cup chopped radishes

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Sesame Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup apple cider or rice vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated

Pinch sea salt


Make Vinaigrette:

Whisk orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, honey, ginger and salt in a small bowl until all ingredients are well-blended. Refrigerate.

Make Salad:

Toss lettuce, sprouts, dried fruit, tomato, cucumber, carrots, red pepper and radishes in a large bowl with the dressing until the salad is well-coated.

Lightly toast sesame seeds on stovetop in a small skillet. Allow to cool and garnish salad.

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