Spinach and Tomato Salad with Sesame Dressing Plus Salad Stir Fry Ideas


Asian Sesame Dressing

1/4 cup dark Sesame oil,
1 cup canola oil,
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar,
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar,
2 tablespoons Coleman’s dry mustard
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder if desired

Mix all ingredients in a large two and a half cup capacity screw top bottle that allows you to squirt on the dressing. A good example would be like a honey container emptied out.

Mix all the ingredients in the cruet or squirt bottle with tight fitting lid and close it really tightly and just shake it up.

Any excuse I can do to eliminate a step or make something easier to recipe or more efficient I do it. After all, everybody’s time is valuable isn’t it?

rather than just messing up a mixing bowl just mix it all in that container it’s going into.

I love emptied out honey containers or other bottles that have a squirt nozzle on it. It makes it very easy to control how much dressing you put on your salad.

This dressing makes fantastic salads of all kinds and inventive stir fries too. The sesame oil has such a wonderful toasted aroma and gives everything you put in it original and special flavor all its own.

Some of my favorite salad combos are:

1. Spinach salad with really ripe wonderful heirloom tomatoes. You can add fresh mozzarella balls to the salad for a solid reminiscent of a Caprice that appetizer.

2. Spinach salad with mandarin oranges, toasted pecans and a few croutons if you like.

3. The Asian sesame dressing makes the delectable chicken salads. All you do is buy a rotisserie chicken, cut it up and store the chicken in a ziplock bag for use through the week.
Cover a plate or bowl with artichoke heart lettuce, some dried cranberries, and a drizzle of Asian sesame dressing. What I like to do is instead of adding croutons is add toasted cinnamon coated walnuts and it’s awesome!

I remember the first time I gave my mother a salad like that she has said she hated salads but she licked the plate clean!
She was so appreciative of everything I did for her, God bless her, and that’s exactly why I did it. Plus, every time I gave to another I get joy in return!
This salad stir fry dressing will make a vegetable of a out of you call me even if you think you hate vegetables. The great thing about this dressing is a little goes a long way.

Written by Paulette Motzko
July 13th, 2016

Recipe with adapted from Oriental Salad Dressing from the book Quick Gifts of Good Taste by
Leisure Arts