6/21/13

13 Sesame Ginger Salad Wraps!


Growing up, I did not like salad.  To me, eating lettuce was like eating leaves off a tree and nobody would do that....

My mom finally forced convinced me to eat an iceberg lettuce leaf.  After a bite, I decided it needed salt.  For awhile there, that's all I would eat with my dinner.  A lettuce leaf with a sprinkle of salt.  I would sit there for the longest time, munching on that salted lettuce leaf, feeling like a rabbit...

In high school, I discovered Ranch Dressing.  It changed my life.  Of course, I would still pick out the "weird" things like the purple shredded stuff...

Fast forward to today.  I have discovered that I love chicken in my salad and could eat it as a main meal.  Hubby, however, refuses to eat a main course salad unless it is wrapped up in a homemade tortilla

I love the ginger soy dressing at Costco, but don't need a whole quart of it.  If you love an Asian dressing, you will not believe how easy it is to make this perfect balance of  tangy and slightly sweet Ginger Sesame dressing.

Brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, rice vinegar and onion powder (or green onions) are thrown into the blender.

I love using fresh ginger and love the freezer tip to use it when I need it.  It takes this dressing to a whole 'nother dimension!


Not sure how much ginger I shredded.....but this looks good!


When blended, it looks like this...I gave it a taste and added just a wee bit of Real Sea Salt.


In the summer, I love to grill chicken on the BBQ.  You can easily use some of this dressing as a marinade for extra flavor.

Whip out my kitchen shears and cut some cooked chicken into bite size pieces...

The best way to assemble a salad is to put all your ingredients into a bowl...I love the extra crunchiness of crispy Chinese noodles tossed in.

Feel free to toss in some Mandarin oranges....



take a spoonful of dressing, and mix it up.  That way, everything gets coated.


Put the tossed salad onto a fresh tortilla...


Wait!    It's missing something....Oh, yeah.  Carrots.  Gotta have carrots!

So much better!


There you have it.  One of my all time favorite salads for summer.


Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)



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