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Toasted Sesame Ginger Salad


Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing:

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice (or half a lime)
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth (or use an immersion blender, either way, pulse it until it’s very smooth.

  • 1 small head of cabbage or ½ a large
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1/3 cup packed Cilantro leaves
  • Chow Mein or Wonton noodles

Thinly slice cabbage and then chop into 2 inch segments
Using a vegetable peeler, peel the carrots and then chop into 2 inch segments
Thinly slice green onions, using white and lower light green parts of the onion only
Pick cilantro from stem, leave leaves whole
Combine all ingredients in a bowl


When ready to serve, add Toasted Sesame Ginger dressing – just enough to coat. You will have leftover dressing, which will keep for a week in the fridge, but you won’t have it that long…use it with left over chicken, shrimp, veggies…
Top with Chow Mein or Wonton noodles