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Vibrant Asian Salad & Sesame Ginger Dressing

This Vibrant Asian Salad is unbelievable! It's full of bright veggies like shredded carrots, purple cabbage, crunchy edamame, fresh greens and a zesty sesame ginger dressing. This salad is perfect for a work from home lunch or a fresh take on dinner. It’s also fun to have your kids involved in healthy eating by letting them choose what goes into their bowl!

This salad has lots of fiber, which is important for promoting regular digestion and helping to eliminate endocrine disrupting chemicals and other toxins from our bodies. Fiber helps to “sweep” the digestive tract to remove junk, helps to balance our blood sugar levels, and lowers LDL cholesterol levels in our blood. Many clinical and epidemiological studies have shown that fiber intake is inversely related to obesity, type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and development of several cancers including colorectal, small intestine, oral, larynx and breast.

So… get your fiber in to promote a healthy weight and support your body’s natural detoxification processes. Try this one out this week!


You can replace edamame with green peas, or omit this ingredient.

Asian inspired dressings are best with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar, but if you don’t have sesame oil, swap with olive oil, and if you don’t have rice vinegar, try using white wine vinegar instead. To be honest, any dressing would be delicious on this salad!

Serves 4

You'll need:

Salad ingredients:

2 heads of romaine lettuce , chopped

2 large carrots, shredded

1/2 small purple cabbage, shredded

4 scallions, chopped

1 cup edamame (not in the shell)

1/4 cup slivered almonds or chopped roasted peanuts

2 handfuls fresh mint

Protein of choice

Dressing ingredients:

8 tbsp sesame oil

8 tbsp rice wine vinegar

4 tsp maple syrup

1 inch shredded ginger

4 tbsp nut or seed butter ( I like peanut)

2 tbsp lime juice

1 clove chopped garlic

Assemble salad ingredients and place into a large bowl.

Add your protein of choice and the dressing, and top with fresh mint and the almonds/peanuts. So easy, and so delicious!

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