Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette

Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette

I told you I am on a salad kick, right?

My latest obsession is a protein-packed asian inspired salad: Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette. The ginger in the dressing will seriously knock your socks off and probably settle your stomach at the same time.

I am a vegetarian, but you can easily add some grilled chicken or shrimp to the recipe to increase the protein even further – it already contains edamame and almonds.

Simple Asian Salad – What You Need:

For the salad {serves 4 people}:
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup cooked edamame {cook according to package}
1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds
1 large carrot {shave 1/2 cup worth of long peels}
1 cup cherry tomatoes {sliced in half}
1 small can of mandarin oranges in natural juices

For the dressing:
1 clove garlic {minced}
1 tsp peeled/chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp chopped green onion
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

{scroll all the way down to see a printable recipe card with full instructions}

Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette

The dressing for this salad is really delicious and my favorite part of the recipe. The ginger, garlic, and green onions really pack a punch and enhance the flavors of the soy sauce and honey.

If you are feeding little ones, prepare extra portions of the edamame, chopped tomatoes, carrots, mandarin oranges and use the dressing as a dipping sauce – two dinners in half the time!

Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette

The vibrant colors in this salad make it perfect for entertaining or simply cheering up your day!

Enjoy!
Anna

 

 

Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook edamame according to package and toast almonds; set aside both to cool.
  2. Chop tomatoes, slice the carrot and drain the mandarin oranges. Combine all ingredients and assemble the salad.
  3. Peel and mince both the garlic and ginger. Chop the green onions.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, green onions, rice wine vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, and honey in a blender or food processor. Stream in olive oil and blend until well combined.
  5. Add dressing to salad and serve cold. Enjoy!
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3 Responses to Simple Asian Salad with a Ginger Honey Vinaigrette

  1. Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T January 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    This looks so fresh and delicious! Pinned!

  2. Jean January 21, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    I love a salad with some citrus and the dressing sounds yum! I could see adding some chicken for a main dish salad too. Trying soon!

  3. Camille K January 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Yum! I’m loving citrus in salads and this looks and sounds delicious.

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