13 Asian 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.


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Asian Sesame Ginger Salad Wraps 
Light and refreshing, this salad dressing is perfect for a marinade or in a chicken & lettuce sandwich wrap.
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced or 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt to taste
  • Flour tortillas
  • cooked chicken, cubed
  • lettuce
  • shredded carrots
  • crispy Chinese noodles
1. Pour vegetable oil, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil into a blender.
2. Add brown sugar, onion, and fresh grated ginger. Blend till well combined.
3. Stir in sesame seeds and salt to taste.
4. Refrigerate dressing for 30 minutes to blend all the flavors.
5. In a bowl, combine lettuce, chicken, shredded carrots and Chinese noodles.
6. Pour desired amount of dressing over lettuce mixture and stir till coated.
7. Put salad mixture into a flour tortilla, roll, and enjoy! 
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:Yield: 2/3 cup dressing


  1. This looks awesome! I use to feel the same way about lettuce.

  2. How was that chicken? I always eye it when I'm at the store, but have never bought it. I'm assuming it has a lot of sodium, but I've never looked at the nutritional info! Wrap looks delicious, bet it wouldbe great as a salad too, with mandarin oranges--yum!

  3. Wow your photography is amazing and the wrap looks really tasty. I also appreciate your honest comment about the chicken being not 100% breast, that was interesting.

  4. Hi Frieda! What a healthy looking wrap! I always like salad for some reason but I am having hard time feeding raw veggies to my kids now. I'm going to try this recipe for this week's lunch. I can't wait to try the sesame ginger dressing.

  5. That looks SO GOOD!


  6. Frieda, this wrap looks so delicious! I love the flavors you used, especially that fresh ginger! Yum, yum.

  7. What a great picture! That looks so very good. I grew up on soup and salad for dinners, but hubby needs protein with every meal. I love seeing someone who has a set of kitchen shears for cutting up chicken, bacon, and so many other things. I have a set that I even use to cut whole chickens up with, such an amazing tool for the kitchen!

  8. Wow that looks super delicious!

  9. Gotta love kitchen shears! My hubby is a picky eater. He only wants meat and cheese in his wraps. I think it looks really good though, especially with the chinese noodles. I never thought about using those!

  10. Gotta love kitchen shears! My hubby is a picky eater. He only wants meat and cheese in his wraps. I think it looks really good though, especially with the chinese noodles. I never thought about using those!

  11. Your photos are awesome! I like how you are a fan of the shears as I am.

  12. Delicious wrap Frieda-I had it for lunch today and it was so yummy and filling. I added a touch of OJ to the dressing and thought that was a lovely addition but the dressing was great just the way you made it too!

  13. Becca, SO glad you enjoyed the dressing! I love how my readers 'change up' a recipe ~ your twist reminds me of Panda's orange chicken!


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