Thursday, January 14, 2010

Asian Sesame Ginger Salad

No, I didn't make the dressing homemade - I used Marie's from the grocery store. But the reason I love this Asian Sesame Ginger Salad is because I fool myself and sneak in fruits, veggies and protein.

I seasoned two boneless and skinless chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then seared on the grill.

Next, I use my mandolin to slice and julienne some carrots.

Then thinly slice and dice a tart granny smith apple.

So here are our ingredients, a sliced granny smith apple, julienned carrots, the Marie's Sesame Ginger dressing and these fabulous almond accents that are butter toffee glazed.

I toss all the ingredients with the lettuce mix and then add a little bit of the dressing
Then toast some sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. These go fast, don't walk away.

Voila, a very filling lunch with spicy and sweet Asian flavors. The carrots add crunch, the glazed almonds a little sweetness and the green apples a tartness. A lot of us are eating more salads these days, don't get stuck in a rut - be creative!


  1. That looks really good! Great job on the photos too. I'm jealous of your new camera ;)

  2. You're right on the not walking away part. I proved that the other day when I put sliced almonds in a dry skillet and then forgot about then as I got doing something else, not once but 3 times!!!! I'm not an idiot, I swear! just easily distracted I guess! I've learned my lesson, that's for sure!

  3. My mouth started watering just reading the post title!

  4. Looks delicous. I'm not much of a salad eater, but this looks like something I would eat.

  5. Love the addition of apples. Usually it is oranges which is wonderful, but a different twist is always good.


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